Young Democrats Bring Candidate to Campus

Radford University's Young Democrats are giving the campus a chance to meet Anthony Flaccavento, a candidate for the Virginia 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The free public lecture and meet-and-greet session with Flaccavento will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Room 249-250 of the Hurlburt Student Center.

Flaccavento, a farmer and small-business owner from Abingdon, will speak about modern political campaigns.

"The Radford University Young Democrats want all Radford students and Radford City residents as a whole to get to know Mr. Flaccavento," said Charles Midkiff, president of RU's Young Democrats. "With issues like lowering education funding and proposed student financial aid changes, it is more important than ever for college students to not only vote but know which candidates have students' best interests at heart."

Midkiff said Flaccavento will speak with students to "get a sense of what college students in Southwest Virginia would like from their congressman."

Oct 9, 2012
Chad Osborne
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