Ohio Debate Commission


Frequently Asked Questions

About the Commission

When and why was the Commission founded?

  • After many election cycles of politicians in Ohio being unwilling to debate, a group of civic and media organizations and universities came together in 2018 in order to form the Ohio Debate Commission. The Commission aims to oversee political debates for the highest offices in Ohio to ensure their quality and fairness. Read more on our "about" page.

Is the Ohio Debate Commission government funded?

  • No. Since its founding, the Ohio Debate Commission has been sustained on in-kind and charitable contributions, and has received no government funding.

Where else can I learn more about the Commission?