Republican Tony DeBone is being challenged by Democratic candidate Jodie Barram who is currently a Bend City Councilor.
The student run forum is part of a COCC political science class taught by former state lawmaker Judy Stiegler.
The students will be asking the questions on important issues facing Deschutes County and why the canidates are running.
The debate will be Thursday August 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. at Wille Hall. The public is invited to come.