Published on: August 29, 2013With the City of Houston’s mayoral elections around the corner, Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Center for Civic Engagement will host political forums for candidates during its “Engage the Election” series.
“We are hosting these forums because we see our role as a resource for students and the community as educating not only workers but citizens,” said Dr. John Theis, political science professor and Center for Civic Engagement director. “We recognize the fundamental role education has in building informed citizens and creating public spaces where dialogue and deliberation can occur with our elected leaders.”
The political forums provide a local setting for students, employees, and the community to meet with current and potential leaders. The meetings are on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Student-Conference Center with incumbent Mayor Annise Parker; Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom Building A (CLA) room 114 with Eric Dick; and Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in CLA 114 with Ben Hall.
“These events are an opportunity for constituents to meet candidates, find out about their positions and ask questions,” Theis said. “Our goal is for voters to learn more about the candidates running for public office.”
For more information on the City of Houston mayoral political forums at LSC-Kingwood, email Dr. John Theis at John.J.Theis@LoneStar.edu or call 281-312-1741.
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