Candidates vying for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado's Board of Regents will debate each another Wednesday evening on the Boulder campus.

All of the candidates -- Democratic incumbent Stephen Ludwig, Republican Brian Davidson, Libertarian Daniel Ong and American Constitution Party candidate Tyler Belmont -- have confirmed their participation in the debate.

The debate will be at 6:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom on the CU-Boulder campus. Refreshments will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public.

CU Professor Elizabeth Skewes will moderate the debate.

The debate is co-sponsored by the CU Student Government and the Daily Camera.

Marco Dorado, volunteer director of state legislative affairs with the CU Student Government, said the debate is intended to help students better understand the role of regents and how the decisions of elected leaders affect students.

"An issue that has been front and center for some time now is increasing tuition to attend CU," Dorado said. "We think that holding this debate will allow students and community members to gain an idea of what the candidates would do -- if elected -- while keeping the students' best interests in mind. In helping students know more about who their candidates are, we hope to engage them in the public policy process and allow for them to see how important their voice is."


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In 2006, Ludwig defeated Davidson by a slim margin.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Brittany Anas at 303-473-1132 or anasb@dailycamera.com.