As part of its Honors in Action Project entitled Project Vote!, Northeast State’s Alpha Iota Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has invited four local candidates seeking seats to the Tennessee House of Representatives to attend a reception and open forum on Oct. 3 in Wayne G. Basler Library Room L226 at 12 noon.
The honor society invited incumbent Matthew Hill (R) and challenger Nancy Fischman (D) who are seeking the state’s 7th House District seat. Candidates for the 2nd House District, incumbent Tony Shipley (R), and challenger Bruce Dotson (D), were also invited to attend the forum.
All four candidates have been provided with questions generated by students. The forum gives candidates the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to the student population including student debt and regional workforce development.
Phi Theta Kappa co-advisor and speech instructor Miriam Phillips will moderate the forum. This is an excellent opportunity for students to become involved in the political process and to see for themselves what the candidates plan to accomplish. Light refreshments will be provided.
Also, as part of this initiative, the chapter will be holding a Voter Registration Drive, with tables set up in the Locke Humanities Building lobby and the Courtyard. Let your students know that Oct. 8 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
For more information, contact 423.354.2596 or jbhoneycutt@NortheastState.edu.