Town Hall Meeting with Katrina Swett at NEC
Katrina Swett (D), candidate for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, will hold a Town Hall Meeting at New England College in Henniker on Wednesday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Simon Center at 98 Bridge Street. The event, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, is free and open to the public.
New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District includes Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan Counties, and much of Hillsborough and Merrimack Counties. In addition, the Second Congressional District also includes the towns of Sanbornton, Tilton, Atkinson, Salem, and Windham.
Katrina Swett has been actively involved in politics in New Hampshire for more than two decades. She served as a lawyer for Joe Biden when he was a senator and assisted his campaign for president in 1988. She also campaigned for President Obama and the Democratic party in 2008. She teaches at Tufts University and served as the director of the Master of Public Policy Program at New England College from 2004-2006. She is President and CEO of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice and is a member of the Board of Trustees of New England College. She is a graduate of Yale University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She earned a Ph.D. from The University of Southern Denmark.
New England College 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 was also the lead organizer for College Convention held during the 2004 and 2008 election cycles. For more information on the visit by Katrina Swett, please contact Wayne Lesperance, Associate Professor of Political Science, at 603-428-2295. Professor Lesperance is a frequent contributor to the dialog on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.