Name: Jennifer Burt
The Southern Utah University campus and Iron County residents will have the opportunity to hear several candidates of major public office in the state this week.
On Tuesday, October 26, Mike Lee, Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate will meet the public at 7 p.m. in the Sterling Church Auditorium within the Sharwan Smith Center. Lee emerged as the Republican candidate for the Senate in the primary held last June.
Utah’s current governor, Gary Herbert, is seeking election this fall to continue serving as Governor of Utah. Herbert served as Lt. Governor of Utah for nearly five years before assuming the office of governor when Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. was appointed Ambassador to China. Herbert will speak on Wednesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Living Room of the Sharwan Smith Center at SUU.
On Thursday, October 28, at noon, several third party and independent candidates running for governor, lt. governor, and the U.S. Senate will appear together at SUU in the Living Room of the Sharwan Smith Center at SUU.
These public appearances of candidates for major offices at SUU are sponsored by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. The Center is pleased to host candidates for major political office in the state and to enable the public to listen to and ask questions of these people. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events.
Last week Peter Corroon and Sam Granato, Democratic candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate respectively, spoke at SUU.
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