Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin to Speak at Weber State

OGDEN, Utah – The public is invited to a campus conversation with independent presidential hopeful Evan McMullin and his running mate Mindy Finn at Weber State University Thursday, Oct. 27 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

McMullin and Finn will present their vision for America and answer student questions during the hour-long event.

“Evan McMullin could become president of the United States, according to Jonah Goldberg in the Los Angeles Times, if both Clinton and Trump fall short of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win, and if the House of Representatives were to select him on a one state, one vote basis,” said Carol McNamara, director of the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at WSU. “Weber State University students, staff, faculty, and community members have a chance to hear McMullin make the case for his presidency on campus. It is a unique opportunity for us.”

McMullin credits his appeal in Utah partly to his accessibility. He wants students and the community to know he’s engaged with the issues that interest them.

“I am excited to visit Ogden and have a conversation with students at Weber State University,” McMullin said. “This election has proven to me there is a desperate need for a new generation of leadership, and I’m looking forward to engaging with the students.”

Weber State has hosted several events and initiatives that inspire the campus community, particularly students, to get engaged in the democratic process and exercise their right to vote in every election. The university has pledged this year to become a “Voter Friendly Campus” — a national designation and part of the “ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.”

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McMullin and Finn will present their vision for America and answer student questions during the 60-minute event.

“Evan McMullin could become president of the United States, according to Jonah Goldberg in the Los Angeles Times, if both Clinton and Trump fall short of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win, and if the House of Representatives were to select him on a one state, one vote basis,” said Carol McNamara, director of the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at WSU. “Weber State University students, staff, faculty, and community members have a chance to hear McMullin make the case for his presidency on campus. It is a unique opportunity for us.”

Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.

Contact:

Allison Barlow Hess, Director of Public Relations
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu

Author:

Allison Barlow Hess, Director of Public Relations
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu