Houston mayoral candidates to address issues at Rice U. forum


Amy McCaig

Houston mayoral candidates to address issues at Rice U. forum

HOUSTON – (Oct. 2, 2019) – As the Houston mayoral race heats up, the leading candidates will take the stage to discuss issues facing voters at an Oct. 3 forum at Rice University.

USA flag in style. Photo by 123rf.comCandidates Dwight Boykins, Tony Buzbee, Bill King, Sue Lovell and Mayor Sylvester Turner are scheduled to participate in the event. The forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rice Memorial Center’s Grand Hall.

The forum is sponsored by Houston Millennials, Rice Multicultural Community Relations, Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals, Millennial Project X, NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals) Houston, Harris County Young Democrats, Harris County Young Republicans, Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals and Move Texas.

The event is open to the public. Members of the media are invited to interview the candidates in nearby Farnsworth Pavilion and mingle with attendees and candidates in the Grand Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Ivan Sanchez of Houston Millennials at 832-713-4577 or htxmillennials@gmail.com.

A map of the Rice campus, which is located at 6100 Main St., is available online at https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/news-network.rice.edu/dist/c/2/files/2019/10/RMCCentralGarage.pdf or https://map.concept3d.com/?id=473#!ct/13398.


This news release can be found online at news.rice.edu.

Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.

Photo link: https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/20362703_l.jpg

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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 4 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.