The City Club of Cleveland hosted the third debate among Democratic candidates for Ohio governor on Monday night.

The debate (produced in collaboration with WKYC and Ideastream) took place at the Westfield Insurance Studio Theater on Euclid Ave. WKYC's Russ Mitchell co-moderated with Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler.

The debate featured four of five announced candidates: Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former state Rep. Connie Pillich and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni

The fifth announced contender, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, was not included. The Ohio Democratic Party says that's because he did not go through its formal vetting process. O'Neill has registered a protest.

Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray also was absent. He is expected to announce a gubernatorial run Tuesday.

The candidates are competing for a chance to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited.

WATCH: Catch the debate from WKYC's Facebook Live in the player below: