The start of the first televised debate with all eight Democratic candidates for governor starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Some of the seats will be filled by students.
“I’m really excited. I’ve never been in a debate like this so when I got the opportunity to be a part of it and attend I was like yes I need to do it,” said Briceida Pérez, UWM Junior.
Briceida Pérez is interested to see what the candidates have to say about education and student loan debt.
Other students like Seth Kochheiser are most curious to see who has the potential to win.
“How would you be able to thoroughly dethrone Scott Walker and so be able to take on the Donald Trump agenda as well,” said Seth Kochheiser, UWM Sophomore. “I’m keeping an open mind about it.”
Nancy Martinez Ramirez has been following the race for months.
“I’m really politically active," said Martinez Ramirez, UWM Sophomore. "I love politics and I think that the governor has a huge impact on us the constituents."
She wants to hear what the candidates have to say about healthcare and other issues that directly impact her.
“Whether it’s public school, transportation, infrastructure,” said Martinez Ramirez.
She hopes to find her front-runner.
“I’m just so excited for tonight and I can’t wait to see what going to happen,” she said.