Political Science & Legal Studies
A town hall meeting with Senator Dick Kelsey will take place Friday, Nov. 13, 9:30—10:30 a.m., in the Deets Library reference room on the campus of Southwestern College. The event is sponsored by the department of political science and legal studies at SC and there is no admission charge.
Kelsey has announced his candidacy for the U.S. 4th District Congressional seat that will be open in 2010.
Topics of discussion will include health care and federal spending. There will time allowed for a question and answer session.
Senator Kelsey is a State Senator for the Kansas 26th District. He has served as a Kansas legislator for five years now, four in the House and is currently serving in the Senate. Senator Kelsey is married to Doris and they live close to Goddard. Together they have six children and 13 grandchildren. He has a master’s degree in education administration, and has worked as a pastor, a school administrator, and a businessman. He is on the board of directors of Barclay College in Haviland and currently owns or co-owns five businesses including “The King’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers.”
“It is an important event because students and members of the community will have to make a political choice and they need to be aware of different candidates and platforms to make an informed decision,” says Jean Gabriel Jolivet, assistant professor of political science at Southwestern. “It is very important that the college be a place of political discourse and the department of political science and legal studies has the mission to stimulate political discourse within the Winfield community. It is the intent of the political science and legal studies department to invite different candidates over the next few months so citizens can make informed decisions.”