July 24, 2018
The Honorable Kay Ivey
The State of Alabama
Sent via email and certified mail.
Re: Proposed Debates for the 2018 Gubernatorial Election
Dear Governor Ivey,
Although we may have different views on policies and strategies, we share the honor of calling Alabama home. I want to sincerely thank you for your service to Alabama and congratulate you on your recent primary victory.
In a few months, Alabamians will again make one of the most important decisions in their lives, by deciding who will be our next governor.
As you know, Alabama is facing many challenges. We can both agree that we owe the people of this state an opportunity to hear directly our specific plans to address these issues and lead our state forward into the future.
Accordingly, I am proposing that you and I agree to participate in four debates covering different topics and conducted in both standard debate and town hall formats.
Debate Three: Town Hall Meeting in a major Alabama city
Debate Four: Town Hall Meeting in a rural Alabama county
We propose that each debate be two hours in length and the format, moderator(s), location, times and place be agreed upon by our respective campaigns.
I am confident that with more than three months remaining, and with so much at stake, we will make this happen for the people of Alabama.
We look forward to hearing from your campaign very soon. Your campaign representative may reach our campaign manager, Madolyn Kirby, at firstname.lastname@example.org.