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Moravian College to host Bethlehem Mayoral Debate – October 29

College president Rokke to moderate debate between John Callahan and James Follweiler

Mayoral Debate(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) —Moravian College will host a Bethlehem mayoral debate sponsored by The Morning Call in partnership with the Northampton League of Women Voters on Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Foy Hall. Dr. Ervin J. Rokke, Moravian College president will serve as the moderator for the event.

The multi-part format will start with questions posed by a Morning Call reporter and by a member from the League. Questions from Moravian College political science students will follow. The two candidates will then have the opportunity to pose questions to each other. A Morning Call reporter will ask the final question followed by the opportunity for closing statements.

The two candidates for Bethlehem mayor are Democrat John Callahan, Bethlehem city councilman and Republican James W. Follweiler, an Army reservist, and assistant professor of military science at Lehigh University.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, political organization. Its purpose is to promote political responsibility through active and informed participation of citizens. The League is a grassroots organization with national, state and local chapters whose members seek to influence government through education and advocacy.

The Morning Call is the Lehigh Valley’s leading newspaper and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chicago-based Tribune Company. TRIBUNE (NYSE: TRB) is one of the country’s premier media companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing and on the Internet.

Admission to the debate is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-625-7880. Foy Hall is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Church and Main Streets, in Historic Bethlehem, Pennyslvania.