Political Science & Legal Studies
A town hall meeting with Senator Jean Schodorf will take place Friday, Feb. 5, 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.
Schodorf has announced her candidacy for the U.S. 4th District Congressional seat that will be open in 2010. Topics of discussion will include the current legislative session in Topeka. There will be time allowed for a question-and-answer session.
Jean Kurtis Schodorf, candidate for the 4th Congressional district, earned a Ph.D. from Wichita State University in communicative disorders. She moved to Wichita in 1974 and began working in Goddard and Cheney as a speech language pathologist in the school system. She is currently in her third term as Senator from the 25th Senate District. She is chair of the Senate Education Committee and serves on the Commerce and Judiciary Committees. She is also the longest serving member on the Ways and Means Committee. Schodorf has sponsored numerous far-reaching bills including the Financial Literacy Bill, the Gang Bill, and the Funeral Picketing Bill.
“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. We are pleased to host Sen. Schodorf after Sen. Kelsey last November.”
For more information, contact Jolivet at (620) 229-6213.