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State Senate Candidates to Speak at NKU Monday

Northern Kentucky University will host a series of candidate forums in the coming weeks to allow those running for office to share their vision and platform to NKU students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community partners.

Two forums will feature northern Kentucky general assembly and congressional candidates. Each participating candidate will have a half-hour slot to present and answer questions. The first 15 minutes will focus on the candidate’s platform and what each will do to support NKU students, education, as well as their platform generally. This will be followed by a 15-minute question/answer session.

Five candidates will present each night; they were assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. One person from each of these races will represent NKU, and the Northern Kentucky region in Frankfort or Washington, D.C. Due to time limitations, only those participating in contested elections and new legislators will participate.

The first forum is Oct. 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom. It will feature:

  • 5 p.m. - Chris McDaniel (R), Senate District 23 (Bromley, Crescent Springs, Edgewood, Elsmere, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Kenton Vale, Ludlow, Park Hills, Villa Hills, Covington)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Damon Thayer (R), Senate District 17 (Corinth, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Gratz, Independence, Monterey, Ryland Heights, Sadieville, Stamping Ground, Taylor Mill, Fairview, Williamstown, Owenton, Georgetown)
  • 6 p.m. – Thomas Massie (R), U.S. Representative, 4th Congressional District (Boone, Boyd (Northern), Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson (Eastern), Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Shelby, Spencer (Northern), Trimble counties)
  • 6:30 p.m. – James Noll (D), Senate District 23 (Bromley, Crescent Springs, Edgewood, Elsmere, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Kenton Vale, Ludlow, Park Hills, Villa Hills and Covington)
  • 7 p.m. – Diane St. Onge (R), House District 63 (Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Lakeside Park, Villa Hills)

Then later in the month:

 

The second northern Kentucky general assembly and congressional forum will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. It will feature:

  • 5 p.m. – Brian Linder (R), House District 61 (Corinth, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Glencoe, Gratz, Monterey, Sparta, Warsaw, Williamstown, Owenton)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Wanda Crupper Hammons (D), House District 61 (Corinth, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Glencoe, Gratz, Monterey, Sparta, Warsaw, Williamstown, Owenton)
  • 6 p.m. – Thomas McKee (D), House District 78 (Berry, Butler, California, Mentor, Mount Olivet, Cynthiana, Falmouth)
  • 6:30 p.m. – William (Bill) Adkins (D), U.S. Representative, 4th Congressional District (Boone, Boyd (Northern), Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson (Eastern), Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Shelby, Spencer (Northern), Trimble counties)
  • 7 p.m. – Bryan Lutz (R), House District 78 (Berry, Butler, California, Mentor, Mount Olivet, Cynthiana, Falmouth)

The university is also organizing an event on Oct. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom to introduce candidates for Highland Heights City Council to campus stakeholders and to share information about city activities and service on the city’s committees.

These events, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by Foundation Advocates for NKU as well as NKU’s Alumni Association, Student Government Association and Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.

SOURCE: Northern Kentucky University