Newberg, Ore. (Vocus) March 31, 2010
The George Fox University College Republicans and the Yamhill County Republicans will host a Republican forum, featuring 14 of the state’s Republican candidates, in Room 105 of the university’s Hoover Academic Building beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Candidates will give 10-minute speeches and also answer one question from the audience and one question posed by the Yamhill County Republican Central Committee that was received via e-mail prior to the event.
Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m., with opening comments beginning at 7 p.m. Brief comments will be made by Dale Stepper, chair of the Yamhill County Republicans, and Tiffany Babcock, representing the George Fox College Republicans.
Speakers will include Oregon governor candidates Allen Alley, Ames Curtright and John Lim; U.S. Senate candidate Jim Huffman; State Senate candidate Larry George; Congressional District #1 candidates Rob Cornilles, Doug Keller and John Kuzmanich; State Representative candidates Doug Heuer, Kim Thatcher, Jim Thompson and Jim Weidner; and Yamhill Country Commissioner candidates Kathy George and Mary Starrett.
The George Fox College Republicans organization promotes political awareness, encourages voter registration, and is active in local and national politics. It also represents local candidates, hosts Republican events and speakers, and strives to promote political dialogue on campus.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.