November 14, 2005
Secretary of State Bruce McPherson speaks
at UCSC Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
The community is invited to attend a free public talk by California
Secretary of State Bruce McPherson at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November
17, in the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room at the UCSC.
Secretary of State Bruce McPherson
will speak on the importance of voting.
McPherson will deliver a talk entitled "The Importance
of Voting in the Democratic Process," as the Social Sciences
Division's Distinguished Guest Lecture, before taking questions
from the audience.
A former legislator from Santa Cruz, McPherson served in the
state Assembly from 1993 until 1996 and in the state Senate
from 1996 until 2004. He became the 30th secretary of state
of California on March 30, 2005. A Republican, McPherson is
known as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.
"The Social Sciences Division's Distinguished Guest Lecture
is intended to provide a public forum for civil discourse on
issues that are important to students, faculty, and the community,"
said interim social sciences dean Michael Hutchison. "As
secretary of state, Bruce McPherson will oversee the redistricting
of California and can offer insight into many issues facing
For questions, contact Tricia Lyall in the Social Sciences
Dean's Office at (831) 459-3212 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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