Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Rider University will host the Governing New Jersey series in September when all three major candidates in the state’s gubernatorial race will appear in the University’s Bart Luedeke Center Theater over the course of a week to discuss their views on the issues that face the Garden State.
The appearances by Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Republican candidate Chris Christie and independent candidate Christopher Daggett are free and open to the public. The Governing New Jersey series is sponsored by the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University. Rider University is located at 2083 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206).
- Christopher Daggett will kick off the Governing New Jersey series on Tuesday, September 15. The independent candidate for governor will speak from 7 to 8 p.m.
- Chris Christie, the Republican challenger for the state’s top office, will speak on Wednesday, September 16, from 4 to 5 p.m.
- Incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine will conclude the Governing New Jersey series on Tuesday, September 22, when he speaks from 7 to 8 p.m.
“The entire nation is carefully following New Jersey’s race for the governor’s office, as it is one of only two statewide contests in the country this November,” said Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics. “We’re proud to say that the road to the statehouse literally leads through Rider University. All three candidates recognize the high level of interest present among voters in our region, and that’s why the Rebovich Institute is committed to giving the candidates a chance to speak to them.”
The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University is dedicated to public service and scholarly analysis of government, public policy, campaigns and elections in New Jersey. To learn more, visit www.rider.edu/rebovich.