Campus Debate Features SGA President, Vice President Candidates


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2015)  Student Government (SGA) elections are later this week but students will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates today. University of Kentucky SGA, in partnership with WRFL-FM and the Kentucky Kernel, are hosting an SGA President and Vice President Candidates Debate at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Memorial Hall on UK's campus. The debate will be moderated by Bill Swinford, political science professor and Office of the President chief of staff.

Two tickets have formed for SGA elections and both the president and vice president candidates from each will be participating in the debate. Dwight Haggard is running for president; his vice presidential candidate is Taylor Dale Clark. Austin Mullen is running for president; his vice presidential candidate is Jenna Hollinden. Students are encouraged to learn more about the candidates for president, vice president and senator positions; platform statements are available on the SGA website.

All questions asked to the candidates will come from students. Students may submit questions prior to the debate to Morgan Eads, editor of the Kentucky Kernel, at Questions will also be taken from the audience at the debate.

The debate is free and open to the public.

SGA elections will be held Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5. For more information about the elections, visit

For more information about the debate contact SGA advisor David Wright at

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