Congressman Fred Upton and State Representative Jon Hoadley during a live debate at WKZO on 9/28/20. (Photo by Jeana Gondek).

On September 28, Midwest Communication’s WKZO-AM/FM (Kalamazoo) hosted a debate between incumbent Congressman Fred Upton (R-6) and his Democratic challenger, State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-60). The candidates appeared at the WKZO studios with the debate aired live on the station as well as with video on Facebook Live.

The one-hour broadcast was moderated by station personalities Ken Lanphear and Jeana Gondek.  The station invited questions from listeners about pressing issues regarding healthcare, the economy, social injustice, the environment, etc.

Hoadley is a three-term state representative. Upton was first elected in 1986 and is seeking his 18th consecutive term.

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