South Side Election News & Notes
Green Schools Outreach Network hosting Green school board candidates night
GREEN — The Green Schools Outreach Network will host a Meet Green Local Schools Board of Education Candidates Night Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.
According to event officials, each of the five candidates for the three school board seats up for election will speak, and questions from the moderator, David Cohen, a professor of political science and a fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, will follow. Cohen is a resident of Green and teaches courses on the presidency, Congress and homeland security.
The public also will have a chance to submit questions to be asked of the candidates, according to Network officials.
The five candidates running for the three seats on the board are Bob Campbell, Sally Fanelly, Steven Foster, Rick Miller and Katie Stoynoff.
The five elected board members serve four-year terms.
UA Bliss Institute will host election post-mortem Nov. 7-8
DOWNTOWN AKRON — According to The University of Akron’s (UA) Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, despite President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, American politics remains deeply divided, with Congress, state governments and the public increasingly polarized. Bliss Institute officials add that many of the special features of the election — from the Tea Party to the Super PACs — might have intensified these differences.
“The frenzied work of politicians and campaign workers ended on Election Day,” said John Green, Bliss Institute director, in a press release, “and now it is time for careful analysis of what happened and what it means.”
Scholars and journalists from across the nation will address these topics at the seventh “State of the Parties” conference, hosted by the Bliss Institute at UA’s Quaker Square Nov. 7-8.
Journalist Dan Balz, of the Washington Post and author of “Collision 2012,” will be the keynote speaker. Conference sessions will cover national polarization, party nominations, Tea Party activism and party resources.
Participants will include political scientists Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Jeffrey Stonecash (Syracuse University), Paul Beck (The Ohio State University) and David Magleby (Brigham Young University), as well as journalists Joe Hallett (Columbus Dispatch), Linda Feldman (Christian Science Monitor), Tom Beres (WKYC-TV Cleveland) and Mark Niquette (Bloomberg News).
The conference is open to the public. For additional information and to register for the conference, call 330-972-5182 or the website www.uakron.edu/bliss/stateoftheparties.dot.
Stephanie Kist and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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