002) THE NEW JERSEY 2017 ELECTION: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
 

“Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues.”
—Tony Snow

All gubernatorial elections are important, but New Jersey’s is uniquely important this year since only two states—Virginia is the other one—are electing governors. After the contentious federal election, the nation will be watching to see how Governor Christie’s seat is filled and whether voters are energized and active. And, what will happen with an entire legislature up for election with a large number of open positions?

This three-session course will explore this election in New Jersey, the campaigns and the candidates and what the outcome means.

Oct. 18 The Issues
What are the essentials of New Jersey government and politics that are likely to shape this election? INGRID W. REED, retired director of The New Jersey Project, Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Oct. 25 The Candidates
What are the campaigns and the candidates saying and doing for this election? A panel of respected, informed and active representatives from the New Jersey Democratic and Republican campaigns will be interviewed by JOHN MOONEY, founding journalist and CEO of www.njspotlight.com.

Nov. 8 What happened? Why? What Now?
A day-after analysis of the election by PROFESSOR BEN DWORKIN, Director of Rider University’s Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics.

NOTE: This course is located in the Gambrell Room, a choral rehearsal loft in Scheide Hall, that is one of the most beautiful spaces on the Princeton Theological Seminary campus. Scheide Hall is located next to Miller Chapel on the campus off Mercer Street.