NEC Hosts US Senate Candidate Jim Rubens
As part of its Town Hall Meeting Series, New England College will host US Senate candidate, businessman and entrepreneur, Jim Rubens, on Monday, February 24.
Rubens is a two-term Republican State Senator who served as the chair of the Public Affairs and Education committees. He was Board President of Headrest, a substance abuse program and suicide prevention hotline serving northern New England. Rubens is a private venture investor, focusing on New England start-ups in proprietary technology and healthcare solutions.
As part of its ongoing commitment to civic engagement, New England College hosts many events like this local Town Hall Meeting, NEC Speaker Series, national College Convention, and debates at all levels. Its Polling Institute has become a popular resource for national and local media. NEC is also home to many seeking a Masters in Public Policy.
“Jim Rubens is the first of many candidates and elected officials who will visit New England College between now and election day in November. We are very excited to have Mr. Rubens join us for a Town Hall Meeting” says Dr. Wayne Lesperance, Professor of Political Science.
“Students enjoy the opportunity to support local candidates and hear their insights on matters that hit close to home,” says New England College sophomore Amanda Biundo, who also leads the College Republican Club. “I am thrilled to introduce Mr. Rubens to my fellow peers and the NEC community.”
Rubens will address students, faculty, staff and community members in the Simon Center Great Room in the center of New England College’s campus (98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH at 6 pm. This is event is free and open to the public.
About Jim Rubens
Jim Rubens is a small business owner, entrepreneur and two-term Republican State Senator who served as the chair of the Public Affairs and Education Committees. He attended Dartmouth College and studied chemistry, leaving in his Junior year to pursue political, social, and business entrepreneurship. Jim has founded and run over a dozen businesses. He was Board President of Headrest, a substance abuse program and suicide prevention hotline serving northern New England. He is a private venture investor, focusing on New England start-ups in proprietary technology and healthcare solutions. He has lived with his family in Hanover, New Hampshire since 1980.
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