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Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - Meet the Candidates event to inform local voters before Nov. election
By Katie Land, news editor

As the nation prepares to vote this November, Oakland University’s Office of Government Relations seeks to inform and engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community at-large with local issues and candidates.

The office will host a Meet the Candidates Open House from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion on Oakland’s campus.

“This event will feature a rare opportunity for potential voters to interact face-to-face with candidates from this area who are running for office,” said Rochelle Black, vice president for Government and Community Relations. “This November will mark an important election for the nation, and will also determine the next leaders of our communities. I encourage all members of the university community and the general public to attend.”

Invited candidates include those running for Oakland countywide seats, and those running for State House and the United States House of Representatives in the top cities of residence for OU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The invited State House districts include:

022 - Roseville and Warren (part)
025 - Sterling Heights and Warren (part)
026 - Madison Heights and Royal Oak
029 - Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake
030 - Shelby Township, Sterling Heights and Utica
036 - Bruce Township, Shelby Township and Washington Township
041 - Clawson and Troy
043 - Clarkston, Independence Township, Lake Angelus and Waterford Township
045 - Oakland Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills

Michigan Congressional District 11 includes cities and townships in Oakland and Macomb counties, and Michigan Congressional District 8 includes of all of Clinton, Ingham, and Livingston counties, as well as the southern portion of Shiawassee and the northern portion of Oakland counties.

The Candidate Meet and Greet is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To attend, RSVP to dimercur@oakland.edu or call (248) 370-3683 by Friday, Oct. 12.

Interactive and printable campus maps can be found at oakland.edu/map. For more information about the event, view the flyer.