Houston Area Latino Summit Mayoral Debate
Champions Pavilion
Minute Maid Park
10:45 am to 1:30 pm

 

10:45 - 11:15 am        Registration

11:15 am                     Welcome by CM James Rodriguez
                                    Recognize Elected Officials and Sponsors
                                    Recognize Debate Volunteers

11:30 am                     Debate - Minerva Perez, Moderator

  • Explanation of Ground Rules 
  • Opening Statements (90 Seconds for each candidate)
    (A drawing will be held right before the debate to determine order for opening and closing statements. The drawing will also determine seating order)
  • Questions from Moderator
    60 second response by each candidate
    Follow up to response at discretion of moderator – 30 second rebuttal
    (Houston Area Latino Summit participants have been asked to submit questions. In addition, Al Flores, Jr. is working with local Latino leaders and organizations to develop debate questions. The moderator will rotate the order in the asking of questions.)
  • Questions from Summit Participants
    60 second response by each candidate
    Follow up to response at discretion of moderator – 30 second rebuttal
    (The debate organizers will identify a summit participant to ask questions in their field of involvement.)
  • Questions from Candidates’ Supporters
    60 second response by each candidate
    Follow up to response at discretion of moderator – 30 second rebuttal
    (Note: Each campaign is asked to designate a Latino Summit Participant to ask a question of their opponents. Questions will not be screened.)
  • Questions from Moderator
    60 second response by each candidate
    Follow up to response at discretion of moderator – 30 second rebuttal
  • Closing Statements (90 seconds for each candidate)

 

1:30 p.m.                    Debate Concludes