Southeastern Student Government Association, Hammond Chamber to host Candidate Meet and Greet, Forum

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Student Government Association (SGA) and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce will co-host two events to highlight the importance of upcoming local elections.

A candidate Meet and Greet is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Southeastern Student Union Grand Ballroom. Over 20 candidates for a variety of offices on the Nov. 4 ballot will be on hand to meet voters face to face and share their campaign platforms.

Additionally, a Marshal Candidates Forum will follow at 6 p.m. in the adjacent ballroom. Southeastern Communication Professor Joe Burns will serve as moderator. All seven current candidates have confirmed their intent to participate. Questions were submitted for consideration by chamber members and the general public. Representatives of local media served as members of a question review panel that assisted with question prioritization.

For more information on these or other governmental affairs endeavors of the Hammond Chamber, call 985-345-4457 or go to Information about Southeastern's SGA can be found at


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