News: 2016 Election Coverage Announcement
Published September 14, 2016

The team at Destination Chautauqua County announces 2 candidate interviews and 2 political debates will be produced this fall.

The following programs will be produced:



Chautauqua Candidates features single candidates discussing their viewpoints of the major issues of the election. This year's Chautauqua Candidates will feature:

Jason Perdue (D), Candidate for NYS Assembly, 150th District

LIVE: Saturday, October 22 @ 12PM, Repeat Airings: Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Friday, October 28, 2016, 1:30PM & 7:30PM Daily

Lee Hyson (D), Candidate for NYS Senate, 57th District

LIVE: Saturday, October 29 @ 2PM, Repeat Airings: Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Friday, November 4, 2016, 12PM & 6PM Daily



Destination Chautauqua County will also be producing 2 political debates this year. Debates pit the candidates head to head to see their differing viewpoints on the issues. The following debates will be produced this year:

Patrick Swanson (D)* vs. Jason Schmidt (R), Chautauqua County District Attorney

LIVE: Saturday, October 29 @ 12PM, Repeat Airings: Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:30PM & 6:30PM Daily

John Plumb (D) vs. Tom Reed (R)*, US House of Representatives, 23rd District

LIVE: Tuesday, November 1 @ 7PM, Repeat Airings: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 3PM & 9PM Daily

This debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and will be held at Chautauqua Lake Central School Auditorium


*Incumbent Candidates


For More Information and to view programs after production, visit Election 2016 Page or Destination Chautauqua County Politics Page


Please Note: The viewpoints expressed are that of the producers of the election coverage, not that of Access Channel 5. Public Access TV allows local producers to make and air programs to the community. Access Channel 5 has no affiliation or backing of any specific candidate.


Producers Note: Every candidate within the 4 government positions: NYS Senate, 57th District; NYS Assembly, 150th District; Chautauqua County District Attorney and US House of Representatives, 23rd District was approached about appearing in local political coverage. In response to view opinion and candidate availability, certain candidates are appearing individually, without their opposing candidate. This should not be taken for support of any one candidate, it is to allow all candidates, if they want, an opportunity to speak their mind to the public. Also note the Plumb vs. Reed debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters. We are simply doing the courtesy of filming this debate for the public. Candidates for this debate were approached regarding debates. The viewpoints expressed within this debate are that of the candidates and the League of Women Voters, not of Destination Chautauqua County or Access Channel 5.

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