Regula Center Sponsors Meet the Candidates Event

October 19, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – With six candidates vying for three council-at-large seats in the upcoming election, the Mount Union Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement will host a Meet the Candidates night on October 26 at 5 p.m.

The event, which will be held in the Newbold Room in the Hoover-Price Campus Center, will provide community members the opportunity to get to know each of the candidates and their platforms as the election approaches. Each candidate will have time to share about themselves followed by a question-and-answer session. The event will be moderated by students from the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Mount Union.

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask candidates about their political careers, experiences and hopes for the future of Alliance as many of them have not held council seats in the past. In recent months, more interest in the actions of Alliance City Council has been generated and the event will provide a town hall-style discourse about the relevant issues facing the city.

Participating candidates include Donald Bartolet, Brandi Douthitt, Julie A. Jakmides, Brian Simeone and David Smith. Candidates are looking forward to the opportunity to share with the community and meet their constituents.

“Hosting events to engage our students and the Alliance community to participate in local politics in a shared, civil space is important to the center,” said Abby Honaker Schroeder, director of the Regula Center. “We strive to provide opportunities to highlight local politicians and help inform voters.”

Refreshments will be provided at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Schroeder at (330) 829-8168 or

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