Governors Kunin and Douglas to speak tonight at Johnson State College

first_imgNorthern Vermont University,Former Vermont Governors Madeleine M. Kunin and James Douglas will participate in a symposium and panel discuss at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Bentley Hall Room 207 at Johnson State College.  The two distinguished political personalities will reflect on their life in public service during a 90-minute panel discussion moderated by JSC senior Matthew Burgess, with questions posed by a four-student panel.‘There will be an array of questions designed to engage the audience and elicit stories from the past governors about their experiences in public life,’ says Burgess, who is coordinating the event as part of his Senior Seminar in Political Science course.  ‘It should be good opportunity to hear some new stories from our former state leaders.’Kunin served as Vermont governor from 1985 to 1991; she was Vermont’s first woman governor and remains the only woman elected to that post.  Douglas was elected governor in 2002 and stepped down this year, when his fourth term ended in January.  The symposium, titled ‘Living the Political Life: A Life of Public Service,’ is free and open to the public. Donations to the Central Vermont Community Action Council are encouraged and will be accepted at the door.last_img

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