Political Science honorary, LWV host candidates forum

Grove City College’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary, is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Mercer County to host a Candidates Forum for Pennsylvania General Assembly candidates for the 50th Senate District and 8th House District.

The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Sticht Lecture Hall in the Hall of Arts and Letters on campus. Candidates participating in the forum are incumbent Republican Sen. Michele Brooks, her Democratic challenger Sue Mulvey, incumbent Republican Rep. Tedd Nesbit and Democratic challenger Lisa Boeving-Learned. The event is free and open to the public.

Candidates will respond to questions from both Pi Sigma Alpha and the League of Women Voters. The questions will center on topics of significance to both Mercer County and the state of Pennsylvania.

“We’re excited to partner with the local chapter of the League of Women Voters and provide a forum where local residents can hear directly from candidates for the state legislature and where some of our students can get a direct view of electoral politics,” said Michael Coulter, professor of Political Science and faculty advisor to Grove City College’s Alpha Alpha Sigma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha.

The honorary is dedicated to the study of political science and open to junior and senior political science majors and minors who have completed significant coursework and rank in the top third of their class.

The League of Women Voters is a group dedicated to creating an informed voter population through public meetings, forums, Vote411.org, and publishing voter guides in local newspapers.

Political Science honorary, LWV host candidates forum

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