News Release: Events, Law, Politics

Mar. 22,  2010

Georgia Gubernatorial Debate to be Held at Emory Law

The Emory Law Democrats will host a gubernatorial debate for Georgia's Democratic candidates at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Emory Law's Tull Auditorium, 1301 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, 30322.

Four of the five candidates are confirmed, including Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a 1979 graduate of Emory Law; Georgia House Minority Leader Dubose Porter; Ray City Mayor Carl Camon; and former Secretary of State David Poythress, a 1967 Emory Law graduate.

Questions will be submitted by Emory Law students prior to the debate. A three-person panel-including Tom Baxter, editor of the Southern Political Report and contributor to WGCL-TV; Robin McDonald, staff writer for the Fulton County Daily Report; and Marc Gross, first-year Emory Law student and former comptroller at the Clinton Foundation in New York-will pose questions to the candidates.

Topics will include education, health care, unemployment and jobs, and local and state issues. Emory Law Vice Dean James B. Hughes will serve as moderator.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Lowergate South parking deck, 1705 Lowergate Drive, Atlanta, 30322. Doors open at 8 p.m. A reception sponsored by the Emory Law Democrats and the Emory Food Club will follow the debate.


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