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Bard Hosts Candidate Forum for 2007 Local Elections

Emily Darrow

Candidates Present Include Those Running for the Dutchess County Legistature; and Red Hook Town Supervisor, Council, and Judge

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Bard College presents a candidate forum on Monday, October 22, offering the community a chance to meet candidates running for the Dutchess County Legislature and the positions of Town of Red Hook Supervisor, Town Council, and Town Judge. The forum begins with a reception at 7:00 p.m., followed by presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public and are held in the Bertelsmann Campus Center.

“Every major candidate will be present to take questions and address issues,” explains Jonathan Becker, dean of international studies and associate dean of College. “They have been asked to comment particularly on the impact of elections on issues confronting 18 – 24-year-olds.” While some questions are taken during the event, most questions are vetted ahead of time, insuring relevance and fairness. To pose a question, e-mail by the end of the day on Friday. The questions may be directed to any of the candidates for offices (note: there are legal restrictions on the types of questions that can be posed to judicial candidates).

Schedule of events:

7:00 p.m.           Reception

7:30 p.m.           Welcome

7:35 p.m.           County Legislature Candidates: Tom Mansfield and David Seymour

8:10 p.m.           Red Hook Town Supervisor Candidates: Sue Crane and Robert McKeon

8:45 p.m.           Red Hook Town Board Candidates: Harry Colgan, Lisa Pullaro, Harold Ramsey, and Micki Strawinski

9:30 p.m.           Red Hook Town Judge Candidates: Jeff Martin, Kelly Flood-Myers, Roland Page, and Jonah Triebwasser The event is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office; for further information, call 845-758-7378, e-mail, or visit

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This event was last updated on 10-23-2007