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Franklin Pierce University’s Fitzwater Center, NHPTV, and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Co-Sponsor The Monadnock Debates

August 4, 2014

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The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University, NHPTV, and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript will co-sponsor The Monadnock Debates, a citizen-driven forum with candidates addressing critical issues. The Monadnock Debates will take place in Spagnuolo Hall on Franklin Pierce University’s Rindge campus from 6-7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to these free events; parking is readily available.

The first debate is scheduled on Tuesday, August 12, between candidates for the GOP Gubernatorial nomination. The candidates participating are Andrew Hemingway, Walt Havenstein, and Jonathan Smolin.

The second debate is scheduled on Tuesday, August 19, between candidates for the Republican nomination for the Congressional District II seat. The candidates participating are Marilinda Garcia, Gary Lambert, and Jim Lawrence.

The third and final debate is scheduled on Thursday, August 21, between candidates for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat. The candidates participating are Robert D'Arcy, Mark Farnham, Bob Hegmann, Walt Kelly, Andy Martin, and Bob Smith.

JR Davis, an attorney with the Keene law firm Sheldon, Davis, Wells & Hockensmith, P.C., will serve as moderator for the Debates. Davis served as moderator for the New Hampshire State Senate debates hosted by Franklin Pierce in 2012.


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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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