Husson University Students to Hold "Meet the Candidates" Event

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This is a unique opportunity to hear the thoughts of candidates running for the Maine House of Representatives. "Meet the Candidates" will take place in the Gracie Theatre on the university's campus in Bangor on October 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This event is part of the Maine Republican Party’s #Gen207 youth initiative.

Ashley Ryan was elected as the Republican national committee member from Maine

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on a variety of issues.

Students who are members of Husson University’s Republican Club are hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event in the Gracie Theatre on October 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

“This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on a variety of issues,” said Seth Reed, president of the Husson University Republican Club. “Our club is excited to be hosting this forum and hearing more details about how these candidates can help make Maine a better place to live.”

Participating speakers at the “Meet the Candidates” event will include Ashley Ryan, Dustin White, and A.J. Edgecomb.

More about the presenters:

Ashley Ryan was elected as the Republican national committee member from Maine in May 2012. She is a retail sales consultant with AT&T and a third-generation Republican. Her grandmother, Nancy Ryan, was a long-time activist with the Maine GOP. Her father, Lewis Ryan, served in the Maine Army Reserves and fought for our country in Operation Desert Storm.

Dustin White is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives. He is the representative from District 146 in Aroostook County, which covers the towns of Blaine, Castle Hill, Chapman, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Perham, Wade, Washburn, Westfield and Woodland. He has been appointed to serve on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee in the 127th Legislature. A resident of Washburn, Representative White works as a behavioral health professional and is currently studying pre-law at Husson University in Bangor. In his spare time, he enjoys harness racing, playing golf and hockey.

Anthony “A.J.” Edgecomb, 21, entered the Maine House of Representatives as the youngest member of 127th Maine Legislature. Representative Edgecomb represents District 148. This district includes the towns of Caswell, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Hamlin, Limestone, Presque Isle (part), Stockholm and Cyr Plantation, plus the unorganized territory of Connor Township. He has been appointed to serve on the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee in the 127th Legislature. Edgecomb is currently attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle where he’s majoring in physical education and is the president of the school’s disc sports club. In his spare time, you will find him out on the golf course or playing ultimate Frisbee.

This event is part of the Maine Republican Party’s #GEN207 youth initiative. During this forum, Seth Reed and other members of #GEN207 will be asking the candidates questions about their ideology and current events.

All of the presenters are either members of the Maine House of Representatives or part of a national committee. This event is designed to help inform the public about the young members within the Maine democratic process.

There is no registration required for this event. For more information, contact Seth Reed, president of the Husson University Republican club by phone at 207-478-0480 or via email at reeds(at)husson(dot)edu.

No political party, political candidate, political issue, or partisan activity has the official or unofficial support of Husson University. As an institution, Husson University conducts itself in a nonpartisan manner. Students and student groups, representing a variety of perspectives, are free to engage in political expression and association on campus.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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