University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
September 19, 2008
Contact:  Robyn Andrews, Office of Public Relations, (251) 928-8133
            
Distinguished Lecture Series
Presidential Candidate Platforms: Get the Facts Before You Vote
 

Make an informed decision on November 4! Hear from the Baldwin County Republican party representative, Dr. Barry Booth and Democratic party representative Dr. James Sears on Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. Dr. Booth and Dr. Sears will give the platform for each presidential candidate on a number of issues facing our country. The topics being discussed are the economy, health care, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, education, illegal immigration and national security.

Barry Booth, DMD, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, graduated from Auburn University in 1962 and went on to complete his graduate studies at the University of Alabama, School of Dentistry. Following graduation, he was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, assigned to the United States Marines and served in I Corps Vietnam during 1966-1967. Finishing his tour of duty with the military, Dr. Booth returned to Baldwin County where he has enjoyed his dental practice in Spanish Fort for over 40 years.

Dr. James Sears received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Alabama. Dr. Sears has been a classroom teacher, public school principal, university professor, and for the last twenty years, a private attorney. His law practice is focused on assisting individuals who have disabilities to insure they receive appropriate services.

The University of South Alabama is pleased to present the Distinguished Lecture Series, Presidential Candidate Platforms: Get the Facts Before You Vote. The lecture is free and will be held at the USA Baldwin County Campus Performance Center, corner of St. James and Summit Streets in downtown Fairhope. Reservations are requested; call (251) 928-8133 or e-mail USABC@usouthal.edu today.

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