Ron Paul to Address Town Hall Meeting at New England College
New England College will host presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) in a series of ECON-101 Town Hall meetings on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. The ECON-101 Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College, will be held in the Simon Center at 98 Bridge Street and is free and open to the public.
The ECON-101 series of Town Hall meetings provides an opportunity for political leaders to present their economic plan for America. Presidential candidate Ron Paul will discuss the national budget, taxes, and spending. The one-hour program will include a presentation by Ron Paul and questions from the audience. Paul’s previous Town Hall meeting at NEC drew a large and enthusiastic crowd.
Ron Paul began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1970s and 1980s. During that time he served on the House Banking Committee and the Gold Commission. After a return to his medical practice in 1984, Paul resumed his Congressional career in 1997. He currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. He previously launched presidential campaigns in 1988 and 2008 and is an advocate for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and sound fiscal policies.
Paul graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1961. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon and later in the Air National Guard.
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire provides an open venue for political candidates wishing to address Town Hall style gatherings. In 2004, New England College welcomed all nine Democratic candidates in the presidential race. NEC has served as the lead organizer for College Convention in 2004, 2008, and 2012. College Convention brings together college and high school students from across the country to interact with candidates, media personalities, political analysts, and activists, for a first-hand experience with the workings of American democracy. For more information, please contact Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr., Professor of Political Science, at 603-428-2295. Dr. Lesperance is a frequent contributor to the dialog on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.