University Relations and Communications


October 16, 2017

 the MSUB campus and City of Billings


Billings Mayoral Debate Tomorrow at Petro Theater at 7 PM



University Relations and Communications, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — A Billings Mayoral Debate will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17) at 7 PM in Petro Theater at MSU Billings.  The two candidates to face off are Representative Jeff Essman and Billings Attorney Bill Cole.  The event is free and open to the public.


The debate is co-sponsored and produced by KULR-8 Television and Yellowstone County News.  Jonathan McNiven of the Yellowstone County News will moderate.  City council candidates and local group representatives will be on hand to present questions and engage in the dialogue.   


The event will be Facebook Live streamed on KULR-8.  Yellowstone County News will also share the live feed. The debate and live feed will start promptly at 7 PM, so attendees should be seated 15 minutes before the event start so the candidates can be introduced. 


Those wishing to submit questions to the candidates can email them in advance to or submit them on the Facebook Live stream during the debate.


This is the last debate to take place before the absentee ballots go out in the mail to Yellowstone County residents and Billings voters.  The general election is Tuesday November 7.