LSC-Kingwood invites community to political forums

Published on: September 06, 2012

With the November elections around the corner and political races heating up, Lone Star College-Kingwood invites the community to attend a series of candidate forums this fall.

Hosted by the college’s Center for Civic Engagement, the forums will give students, faculty, staff and the community an opportunity to learn more about the candidates who are running for public office. Constituents can meet the candidates, listen to their positions and ask questions.

“We are hosting these forums because we see our role as a resource for students and the community by educating not only workers but also citizens,” said Dr. John Theis, political science professor and Center for Civic Engagement sponsor. “We recognize the fundamental role educational institutions play in building informed citizens and in creating public spaces where dialogue and deliberation can occur with our elected leaders.”

The candidate forums will provide a local non-partisan setting for the public to with meet with their leaders. Below is a list of forums that will be held and the candidates who will attend. All forums will be held at 7 p.m. in the college’s Student-Conference Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Sept. 11- Republican County Commissioners and Harris County Assessor
  • Sept. 11- Democrat County Commissioners
  • Sept. 17- Republican State Legislators
  • Sept. 18- Democrat State Legislators
  • Sept. 19- Libertarian State and Local Candidates
  • Oct. 8- Republican Congressional Candidates
  • Oct. 9- Democrat Congressional Candidates
  • Oct. 10- Libertarian Congressional Candidates
    Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate at 12:30 p.m. in CLA 114
  • Oct. 11- Green Congressional Candidates
  • Oct. 15- Democrat Local Law Enforcement
  • Oct. 18- Republican Local Law Enforcement
  • Oct. 23- Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate at 12:30 p.m. in CLA 114
  • Oct. 25- Green Party State and Local Candidates

For more information on the candidate forums at LSC-Kingwood, call 281-312-1741 or email John.J.Theis@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With 75,000 students in credit classes and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.