News Release
University Affairs Office
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
(707) 664-2057
    February 21, 2004
    Contact: David Wolfe, Associated Students, (707) 664-2382


Voter Awareness Night Brings Politics to Campus

Local political races and state propositions on the March 2 ballot are the focus of a Voter Information Night from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Cooperage on the Sonoma State University campus.

For this bipartisan evening, the Cooperage will be split up into two parts. One section will feature Sonoma County Registrar Eeve Lewis who will register local residents to vote and answer questions about the election process. A second section features politicians and representatives discussing local issues and propositions.

Speakers include:

Dominic Foppoli
: Foppoli is running as a Republican in the 1st District Assembly Race stretching from Windsor to near the Oregon border. At 21, he one of the youngest people to run for elected office in the area.

Aaron Smith: A Libertarian running for the 7th Assembly seat, Smith will be speaking about his campaign with a special focus on opposition to Propositions 57 and 58.

Renn Vara: A Democrat running against Lynn Woolsey in the 6th Congressional District, Vara has made his opposition to the local casino in Rohnert Park one of the main planks in his campaign platform.

Garret Hurly: Hurly will argue against passage of Proposition 56.

David McCuan: An SSU political science professor, McCuan will speak on a variety of topics, including the propositions.

Amber Parrish: Parrish will speak on behalf of Democrat Noreen Evans who is running in the 7th Assembly District in a tightly-contested race with Jim Leddy.

Associated Student Senator Chris Fadeff will be the mediator for the evening.

The event is sponsored by Associated Students Productions, the Student Coalition for Global Justice, and the Sonoma State College Republicans.

For more information, phone (707) 664-2382.


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