April 15, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Mock Presidential Debate Slated at College
SANTA CLARITA A mock presidential debate, sponsored by the Political Science Department at College of the Canyons will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday April 26. Students will assume the roles of the three, presumptive political party nominees. President George Bush will be represented by Tristan Molina; Senator John F. Kerry by Melissa Galang; and Ralph Nader by Andrew Krake.
The format of the debate will be very similar to actual debates held during the last presidential election year, with the order of opening statements being determined by coin tosses; questions asked by a panel of media members; time limits for answers and questions from the audience; and closing statements
The debate will be moderated by Dr. Russell Richardson, Chair of the Political Science Department.
For additional information about the debate, contact Dr. Jim Kelleher, political science professor at: (661) 362-5908.
Note to Editors: Reporters are welcome to cover the event. Please contact Dr. Kelleher if you intend to attend the event so we can assure there is space for you.