Town Hall Meeting with Governor Buddy Roemer at NEC
New England College hosted presidential candidate Buddy Roemer (R-LA) in
a series of ECON-101 Town Hall meetings on September 26. The ECON-101
Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New
England College, was 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 Buddy Roemer will discuss the national budget, taxes, and spending. The one-hour program will include a presentation by the candidate and questions from the audience.
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Buddy Roemer served four terms in the United States Congress before successfully running for Governor of Louisiana. In his term as Governor, from 1988 to 1992, Roemer cut unemployment by half, balanced the state budget, and initiated reform in both education and campaign finance. Following his career in politics, Roemer served as founder, CEO, and President of Business First Bank.
He received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
His campaign for president, Free to Lead, has promised not to take any contribution over $100.
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.