LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — On Friday, seven candidates will meet for a televised debate hosted by Nexstar Media Group. The debate is ahead of the Oct. 14 primary election, where voters will decide who will replace John Bel Edwards as the state’s chief executive officer. If no candidate receives a majority of votes Oct. 14, the election will be decided in a runoff on Nov. 18.

There are three ways viewers can watch the debate when it begins at 7 p.m. Friday — broadcasted on WVLA 33 and WGMB 44, on in a live stream article on and the BRProud app. Nexstar stations throughout Louisiana will be broadcasting the event.

Tune in online for a pre-show starting at 6:30 p.m. with an analysis of what you should pay attention to tonight during the debate.

Susan Roesgen from WGNO will host the debate, which begins at 7 p.m. Moderators will be Dalfred Jones from KLFY, Jacque Jovic from KTAL and Fred Childers from WVLA.

The debate will take place at the KLFY studios in Lafayette.

We want to hear your thoughts throughout the Sept. 15 debate. We’ll be monitoring your reaction on Twitter through the hashtag #LaGovDebate.