Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled on Campus
The Greater DuBois Chamber will host a forum for the candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. This event is free and open to the public.
The candidates will be asked questions related not only to the state, but also questions regarding issues about the central Pennsylvania Region. All questions will be asked by the facilitator for the evening, Jay Philippone, owner of Priority Communications. There will be no questions from the audience.
Nancy Micks, Chamber President, said, "I have tried to express to those representing the candidates that the people of our area are as important to their election as those in the larger cities. The candidates need to come here to answer our questions and respond to our needs."
Of the eight candidates for governor, four are Democrats, two are Republicans and two are Independent. The response from the candidates’ campaigns to date:
Anthony Williams (D): No Response
Tom Corbett (R): Surrogate Speaker
Joe Hoeffel (D): Surrogate Speaker
Sam Rohrer (R): Will Attend
Dan Onorato (D): Surrogate Speaker
Mansfield (Ind): Military Duty
Jack Wagner (D): Will Attend
Gordon (Ind): No Response
The Chamber is asking for community input with regard to questions to pose to the candidates. Please contact the Chamber at (814) 371-5010 with suggestions.