Whittemore School of Business & Economics

UNH's Whittemore School Will Host Candidate Forums

By Lori Gula
UNH News Bureau

October 9, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- Congressional candidates will square off this month in two political forums hosted by the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television.

Candidates running for New Hampshire's second congressional district will discuss the issues in a forum at 6 p.m., Oct. 15. The forum will be broadcast unedited at 7 p.m., Oct. 16, on New Hampshire Public Television's New Hampshire Outlook. Candidates participating in the forum are Libertarian Rosalie Babiarz, Republican Charles Bass and Democrat Katrina Swett. The participants on a panel of experts who will be querying the candidates Oct. 15 are: Richard England, professor of economics; Toni Smith, assistant professor of accounting; Brett St. Clair, vice president marketing and communications, Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire; and Anna Mishin, undergraduate student majoring in business administration and international affairs.

On Oct. 21, U.S. Senate candidates will debate at 7 p.m. in a forum that will be broadcast live by NHPTV and NECN. The candidates are Libertarian Ken Blevens, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican John E. Sununu. Senate candidates will take questions from a panel comprised of Ross Gittell, Carter Professor of Management, Whittemore School; Trish Anderton, reporter, New Hampshire Public Radio; and Mike Nikitas, anchor, NECN. Allison McNair, host of NHPTV's New Hampshire Outlook, will moderate both forums, which will take place in the Strafford Room at the MUB.

A limited number of questions will be asked by the audience at each event. The forums are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Doors open a half hour before each forum and will close 10 minutes before each forum begins.

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