The 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial Debate is the first time that top polling candidates from both parties shared a stage in an actual debate format.

Democratic Candidates:
Abdul El-Sayed
, Former Executive Director, Health Department, City of Detroit
Shri Thanedar, Author and Entrepreneur
Gretchen Whitmer, Former Senator, State of Michigan

Republican Candidates:
Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Patrick Colbeck, Senator, State of Michigan
Bill Schuette, Attorney General, State of Michigan

Moderated by “MiWeek” Hosts:
Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News
Stephen Henderson, Host, Detroit Public Television and WDET 101.9 FM
Christy McDonald, Anchor, Detroit Public Television

The live-streamed and broadcast debate was brought to you by Detroit Public TV and WKAR.