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Eastern Connecticut State University will host a debate between the candidates for Connecticut’s Second Congressional District this Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center. The debate is being sponsored by the Norwich Bulletin. The public is invited. Admission is free.
All of the candidates currently on the ballot — Democratic candidate and incumbent Congressman Joe Courtney; former television reporter Janet Pekinpaugh, the Republican Party candidate; and Green Party candidate G. Scott Deshefy, a former Montville school board chair and retired environmental analyst, will participate in the debate.
The debate is expected to focus on educational issues that concern students. Eastern student Judith Frankel, a junior from Brookfield majoring in political science, will be one of two panelists asking questions. “I am honored to be chosen to be a student moderator,” said Frankel. “This event will give Eastern students a firsthand look at the excitement of politics. Students will get a chance to meet the politicians who are running, which will help them to make a more educated decision when they vote on November 2.”
The Connecticut Network will tape and rebroadcast the debate.
For more information about the Congressional debates, contact Raymond Hackett, community conversations editor at the Norwich Bulletin, at (860) 425-425 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Williams will be discussing the new legislation that helps streamline the environmental permitting process and cut red tape for economic development projects. He will also be talking about the programs available for small business financing. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and give input.
The cost per person is $15 and includes breakfast. The legislative breakfast will be at the Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center in Storrs. To register please visit our website www.WindhamChamber.com or call the Chamber for addtional information at at 860.423.6389.rmation at at 860.423.6389.