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Senate President Edmonds at UMaine Thursday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — State Senate President Beth Edmonds (D-Freeport) will visit the University of Maine on Thursday, Sept. 14 as part of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Program.

Edmonds will spend the day at UMaine, meeting with students, faculty members and staff members.

The Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows program, which began last spring, brings Maine elected officials and senior policymakers to UMaine for intensive one-day programs through which they can learn more about UMaine, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, and the work of the university’s faculty members and students. It is also intended to provide opportunities for UMaine students to have access to high-level public officials, through whom they can learn more about government and the development of public policy.

Edmonds, who was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2000, represents Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell and Pownal.

News coverage possibilities include a lunch meeting with UMaine faculty members from 11 a.m.-noon in Memorial Union’s Bumps Room and a 12:15-1:30 p.m. public talk in Memorial Union’s Bangor Lounge. She will also tour UMaine’s renovated Lord Hall beginning at 1:35 p.m. and she will visit a series of research facilities between 2:10 and 4 p.m. A full schedule is available upon request.

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