Local Political Analyst to Lead Discussion on Upcoming Elections at the Inn at Warner Hall’s October Dinner and Discussion

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Quentin Kidd is a professor of political science and Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.

Just in time for the 2013 elections, the Inn at Warner Hall will feature a political analyst at its seventh event in its Dinner and Discussion series.

Just in time for the 2013 elections, the Inn at Warner Hall will feature a political analyst at its seventh event in its Dinner and Discussion series.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m., Quentin Kidd will lead a discussion about the upcoming elections, Virginia’s political landscape and his predictions for what will happen at the polls.

The Inn at Warner Hall’s Dinner and Discussion series features prominent speakers, gourmet buffet dinner and thoughtful conversation.

Kidd is a professor of political science and Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, VA. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University. At CNU, Kidd teaches courses in American political behavior, political campaigns and elections, and research methods and quantitative analysis. He has received numerous awards including being named “Professor of the Year” three times by the students at CNU.

Kidd’s most recent book is The Rational Southerner from Oxford University Press (co- authored with M.V. Hood III and Irwin L. Morris). He is also the author of Civic Participation in America.

Kidd served as an advisor to the (Virginia) Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting and on the Virginia Commission for National and Community Service. He is faculty chair of the College Leaders Program at the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

He appears often on radio and television programs in Virginia and nationally to talk about politics and public policy, and has been quoted in a variety of national publications as well as local and state publications. He served for 11 years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves as a psychological warfare specialist, including a combat tour in Kuwait and Iraq during the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

The “Dinner and Discussion” events are $50 per person and include dinner, complimentary wine and the featured speaker.

Seating is limited. Contact Warner Hall to reserve a seat at 800.331.2720 or info(at)warnerhall(dot)com.

About the Inn at Warner Hall:

Ideally situated at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County, the manor house at Warner Hall stands on a neck of land occupied and built upon continually from the mid-17th century. The original six hundred-acre plantation site was established by Augustine Warner as a "land grant" from the British Crown. Augustine Warner received the acreage in exchange for bringing twelve settlers across the Atlantic Ocean to the Jamestown Settlement.

The two families associated with the property from this early period until well into the 19th century, the Warners and the Lewises, were among the most prominent families in Colonial Virginia. Some of the most recognized names in American history are direct descendants of Augustine Warner – George Washington, the first president of the United States, Robert E. Lee, the most famous Civil War General and Captain Meriwether Lewis, renowned American explorer of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of England, is a direct descendent of Augustine Warner through the Bowes-Lyon family and the Earl of Strathmore. In England, Warner Hall is referred to as "The home of the Queen’s American ancestors."

For Theresa and Troy Stavens, the current stewards of Warner Hall and the Inn’s owners, Warner Hall is a dream come true. Their passion for hospitality and historic preservation led them to Warner Hall where they saw the perfect opportunity to use their financial management and marketing skills to preserve an historical property and pursue their real passion – making people happy.

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