Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman Attends College Convention 2012
Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and a Republican candidate for president, attended and gave a presentation at College Convention 2012 on Friday, January 6 at the Grappone Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr., Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College, confirms the appearance by Huntsman at the three-day convention-style event. College Convention, the only program of its kind, brings together presidential candidates, surrogates, issue advocates, and the media, with college and high school students from across the country, for a first-hand look at the issues facing our country and the solutions offered by those who aspire to its highest office. Programming for College Convention 2012 includes presentations by presidential candidates, issue forums, workshops, and panel discussions, with those most closely involved in New Hampshire’s presidential primary.
“We are most appreciative of Governor Huntsman’s commitment to College Convention and to a generation of young voters who have a vested interest in the workings of democracy,” states Dr. Lesperance. “This is an exceptional opportunity for students from a variety of academic disciplines to have direct access to candidates and to contribute to the conversations on issues that will shape their futures. Governor Huntsman’s participation in College Convention, just days before the New Hampshire First-In-The-Nation Primary, will help to clarify his position on a variety of topics of interest to New Hampshire voters.”
According to Lesperance, all current presidential candidates have been invited to College Convention 2012. Additional announcements will be made as candidates confirm their participation.
For more information on College Convention or to register for the program, visit www.nec.edu/college-convention or 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.