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Open Forum: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates

May 6, 2014
Press Release #14-025


The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Maryland Public Policy Institute will co-sponsor a policy forum for Republican candidates for Maryland governor on May 9. This forum will offer candidates a unique opportunity to present their policy ideas to the public, unencumbered by the polemics that sometimes accompany campaign debates. Register to attend by visiting  



WHO:      Harford County Executive David Craig (participating)

             Delegate Ron George (participating)

             Charles Lollar  (participating)

             Larry Hogan (not participating)

Panelists: MPPI’s Marta Mossburg, The Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green

Moderator: Dr. Michael J.G. Cain, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland


WHAT:     Republican gubernatorial candidate forum


WHEN:    Friday, May 9, 2014

              7-9 p.m. (Reception to follow forum)


WHERE:    St. Mary’s College of Maryland

               Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall

               18952 E. Fishers Road

St. Mary’s City, Maryland 20686


“We are excited to host this forum with our distinguished partners,” said Christopher B. Summers, President of MPPI.  “This forum will offer the citizens of Maryland an intimate setting to hear directly from the GOP candidates on the most pressing issues facing our state.”

About the Center for the Study of Democracy: The Center for the Study of Democracy, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), is a joint initiative of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City. The Center regularly hosts, and provides a bipartisan platform for, political discussions with government officials and political candidates, public political debates as well as conferences and forums on important policy issues.

About the Maryland Public Policy Institute: Founded in 2001, the Maryland Public Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization that focuses on state policy issues. The Institute’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies at all levels of government based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, and civil society.  Learn more at