WSU Invites Public to Engage in Political Process

OGDEN, Utah —Weber State University is engaging Utah voters and preparing citizens to participate in the political process with a series of events leading up to the 2016 election.

Campaign Organization and Finance, March 16

The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service will host the third event in its 2016 Walker Political Leadership Series, Campaign Organization and Finance. The goal is for the public to learn about managing and working on a winning campaign. The public is invited to this free event, March 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall. 

Presenters will include Jan Zogmaister, campaign specialist and former Weber County Commissioner; Alan Dayton, chief in-house lobbyist for Intermountain Health Care, and Charles Evans, lobbyist and consultant for government affairs and public relations.

To register, visit or contact, 801-626-6253.

Democratic Candidates for Governor Debate, March 23

Weber State College Democrats and Weber County Democrats are holding a debate for the Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Elizabeth Hall Room 229, March 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Vaughn Cook and Mike Weinholtz will discuss their stance on 2016 campaign issues in response to questions from debate moderators, Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner political reporter, and Jessica Hastings, Weber State College Democrats president.

“This event is important to bring awareness to the Democratic candidates for governor of the State of Utah,” Hastings said. “Awareness is key in order to let Democrats know they do have options in the upcoming election.”

The Walker Institute is cosponsoring this free public event.

Candidates Night, March 30

The Walker Institute will host Candidates Night, March 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Weber State University Davis Building 3 Ballrooms. Delegates and voters will have the chance to meet candidates from Weber, Davis, Morgan and Box Elder counties. 

“The purpose of Candidates Night is to provide an opportunity for voters and party delegates to ask questions and engage in discussion with the candidates vying to represent them,” said Carol McNamara, Walker Institute director. “We also hope candidates understand this event is a useful platform to explain their positions to voters and delegates.”

To register, visit or contact, 801-626-6253.

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Carol McNamara, Walker Institute director
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Jessica Hastings, WSU Democrats president
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