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WCPO 9 to host Hamilton County Sheriff debate

Posted at 11:23 AM, Oct 05, 2020

CINCINNATI — WCPO 9 will host the Hamilton County Sheriff debate between Bruce Hoffbauer and Charmaine McGuffey.

Democratic candidate McGuffey, who has 33 years of law enforcement experience with the sheriff’s office, and Republican candidate Cincinnati police Lt. Hoffbauer, who has 34 years of experience in law enforcement, are running for the top job at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

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The one-hour debate, which will be recorded in WCPO’s studio, will air at noon on Sunday. The debate will be available for viewers via their streaming service at 11 a.m. Thursday.

WCPO 9 vice president and general manager Jeff Brogan said in a statement that it’s important to put topics facing the community in front of both candidates.

“With Hamilton County electing a new sheriff next month, it’s important voters get to know the two candidates and where they stand on the issues,” Brogan said in a statement.

WCPO 9 anchor Craig McKee will moderate the debate, and the Western Economic Council is a co-sponsor.

“The Western Economic Council thanks both candidates for the commitment to public service and for participating in this debate,” Jennifer Vatter, president of the Western Economic Council, said.