North Campus hosting candidate forums
Rob Vanya, October 15, 2012
HOUSTON — San Jacinto College North will host two candidate forums to allow people to meet candidates running for U.S. Congress, the State Board of Education, Harris County School Board and other positions. Both forums, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Dr. Charles Grant Fine Arts Center, 5800 Uvalde Road in the North Channel area. One forum will begin at 10 a.m., and the second will begin at 7 p.m.
Candidates who have announced plans to attend include Gene Green, U.S. Representative from the Texas 29th Congressional District; Ana Hernandez Luna, House District 143 State Representative; Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education Member from District 8; and Jim Gray, who is running for Vice President on the Libertarian ticket with Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico.
Candidates will be allotted about 20 minutes to speak, and there will be question and answer sessions following each candidate’s speech.
“These forums offer an excellent opportunity for people to meet their leaders, ask questions, and find out how our government works,” commented San Jacinto College government professor Cody Pogue, a coordinator of the event. “My hope is that some of our students will some day be candidates and office-holders.”
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