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Lone Star College to host candidate forums

Lone Star College will host a series of candidate forums leading up to the November election. The forums will feature candidates running for local, state and national offices and will take place at all six LSC campus locations.

“There is obviously a lot of attention being paid to this year’s presidential election, but local elections can have a huge impact on our community,” said Dr. John Theis, LSC-Center for Civic Engagement director. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from candidates on where they stand on the issues.”

The schedule for the forums are as follows:

LSC-CyFair

  • Oct. 17, noon – 1:30 p.m., Dakota Carter, Texas State Board of Education, District 6.
  • Oct. 26, noon – 1:30 p.m., Bill Kelsey, U.S. representative, District 10 and Kathie Glass, Texas Supreme Court, Place 3.

LSC-Kingwood

  • Oct. 11, 12:30– 2 p.m., Scott Ford, Texas representative, District 127; Kathie Glass, Texas Supreme Court, Place 3; and James B. Veasaw, U.S. representative, District 2.

LSC-Montgomery

  • Oct. 4, 2:30– 4 p.m., Mark Keough, Texas representative, District 15 and Cecil Bell, Texas representative, District 3.

LSC-North Harris

  • Oct. 3, noon – 1 p.m., Gene Green, U.S. representative, District 29.
  • Oct. 4, noon – 1 p.m., Lori A. Bartley, U.S. representative, District 18.
  • Oct. 11, noon – 1 p.m., Thomas Kleven, U.S. representative, District 18.
  • Oct. 18, Noon – 1 p.m., Ron Hickman, Harris County sheriff and Mike Sullivan, Harris County tax assessor-collector.
  • Oct. 24, Noon – 1 p.m., Marilyn Burgess, Harris County Department of Education, Precinct 4; Ed Gonzalez, Harris County sheriff; and Vince Ryan, Harris County attorney.

LSC-Tomball

  • Oct. 6, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Valoree Swanson, Texas representative District 150 and Kevin Roberts, Texas representative District 126.
  • Oct. 11, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Joy Dawson-Thomas, Texas representative District 126 and Tawana Cadien, U.S. representative, District 10.
  • Oct. 18, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Dakota Carter, Texas State Board of Education, District 6.
  • Oct. 20, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Bill Kelsey, U.S. representative, District 10 and Kathie Glass, Texas Supreme Court, Place 3.

LSC-University Park

  • Oct. 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Bill Kelsey, U.S. representative, District 10 and Kathie Glass, Texas Supreme Court, Place 3.

“October 11 is the last day for people to register to vote in the fall election,” said Theis. “We encourage people to visit LoneStar.TurboVote.org. Citizens can register to vote, receive election reminders and apply for an absentee ballot.”

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 85,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of nearly 98,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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