GOP Candidates for Governor to Gather for Forum at St. Mary’s College

Apr 17, 2014

ROCKVILLE, MD (April 17, 2014) — The Maryland Public Policy Institute (MPPI) and its partners will host a Republican gubernatorial candidate forum on May 9 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. MPPI is partnering with the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and The Baltimore Sun to sponsor the event, which is free to the public and features three of the four announced candidates for the Republican nomination.  Members of the press are encouraged to attend. Members of the public may register to attend by visiting  


WHO:            Harford County Executive David Craig (participating)

                        Delegate Ron George (participating)

                        Charles Lollar  (participating)

                        Larry Hogan (not participating)

Panelists: MPPI’s Marta Mossburg, and the Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green 

Moderator: Dr. Michael J.G. Cain, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

WHAT:          Republican gubernatorial candidate forum

WHEN:          Friday, May 9, 2014

                        7 PM (Reception to follow forum)

WHERE:       St. Mary’s College of Maryland

                        Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall

                        8952 E. Fishers Road

                        St. Mary’s City, Maryland 20686

“We are excited to host this forum with our distinguished partners,” said Christopher B. Summers, President of MPPI.  “This forum will offer the citizens of Maryland an intimate setting to hear directly from the GOP candidates on the most pressing issues facing our state.” "Public discussion of policies is an important part of elections.  The Center for the Study of Democracy and the Maryland Public Policy Institute are committed to this.  We believe it is critical that citizens hear voices from both parties during this gubernatorial election," said Dr. Michael J.G. Cain, Executive Director of The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.



About the Maryland Public Policy Institute: Founded in 2001, the Maryland Public Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization that focuses on state policy issues. The Institute’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies at all levels of government based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, and civil society.  Learn more at