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Due to threat of Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Rochester area, News 8 and the League of Women Voters have MOVED the 25th Congressional District debate between candidates Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks (R) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D) to the News 8 Studios on Tuesday, October 30. There is no room at the studio for a viewing audience.
The Nazareth College Arts Center WILL NOT be hosting the debate, and will NOT broadcast the debate live. Anyone interested in watching the debate can tune into News 8, WROC-TV, to watch it from home from 7-8 p.m. Again, there is no viewing audience allowed at the studio. While the debate is still scheduled to air Tuesday at 7 p.m., organizers are keeping a close eye on the weather and could make more changes.
Republican Maggie Brooks is the first woman to hold the office of Monroe Country Executive, a position in which she has served since 2004. A former news reporter and anchor, Brooks also previously served as Monroe County Clerk and Monroe County Legislator for the 17th District. Democrat Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1986 and is now serving her 13th term in Congress. Prior to entering Congress, Slaughter served in the New York State Assembly, the Monroe County Legislature, and as regional coordinator to Mario Cuomo, when he was both Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor of New York.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.