Jill Zimon

Jill Zimon

Jill Zimon is Executive Director of the Ohio Debate Commission, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit collaboration of civic, academic, and media organizations that conducts debates for the highest statewide offices.


Debates are supported by 84% of Ohioans. Candidates should not ignore them

By: - September 15, 2022

When a recent news story asked a former Ohio gubernatorial campaign manager about candidate debates this cycle, he said, “Campaigns respond to the electorate. They’re built to win. And if (doing debates) was a big deal, they would just do them.” Well, they are a big deal. According to a new USA TODAY Network/Suffolk University poll, voters […]