Presidential Debate 2024

TXST Presidential Debate 2024

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The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that Texas State University (TXST) in San Marcos, Texas, will host the first in a series of four scheduled general election debates on Monday, Sept. 16, 2024. With the announcement, TXST earns the distinction of being the first location in Texas to host a presidential debate. #TXSTdebate2024

The CPD is the non-profit, non-partisan organization that has produced all general election presidential debates since 1987.

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“On behalf of our university community, TXST is honored to represent Texas on the international stage and play a direct role in the nation’s democratic process. Our university will provide the perfect environment to debate and share ideas that will shape the future of our nation. Thank you to the CPD for giving TXST and our students this incredible opportunity.”  

Kelly Damphousse,
TXST President

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About the University

TXST is a student-centered research university guided by our belief in the power of education to transform communities, power economies and reimagine the world.
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About the venue

TXST’s Strahan Arena at the University Events Center is a 10,000-seat state-of-the-art facility that hosts a myriad of events.
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Visit San Marcos

On the I-35 Texas Innovation Corridor, San Marcos is the perfect blend of urban excitement and cozy community, offering plenty of amenities and adventures.
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Let no one ever think for a moment that national debate means national division.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Class of 1930

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