Report & Publication
October 09, 2016

Partnership for Public Service Statement on the Second 2016 Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON – Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement after the second general election presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis.

“Many priorities of the American people were heard loud and clear during the town hall debate, but one question that still must be asked by voters is whether each of the presidential candidates will be fully prepared to govern if elected,” said Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service president and CEO. “Now is the time for the two transition teams to step up the pace of their planning efforts so that the new president can effectively manage the government and fulfill campaign promises.”

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes good government starts with good people. It works to revitalize federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and transforming the way government works by strengthening the civil service and systems that support it. The Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition is designed to help presidential candidates navigate the transition process, prepare political appointees to lead effectively and work with the outgoing administration to encourage a smooth transfer of power. Learn more at