Oct. 4, 2002
Candidates for the Fifth Congressional District will speak at a Congressional Forum to be held at the University of Louisiana at Monroe on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Building.
The forum which is sponsored by the ULM student chapter
of the Society of Professional Journalists will include State
Rep. Rodney Alexander, D-Quitman; State Sen. Robert Barham, R-Oak
Ridge; Lee Fletcher, R-Monroe; former U.S. Rep. Clyde Holloway,
R-Forest Hill; Sam Houston Melton, D-Winnfield; Vinson Mouser,
L-Bunkie; and Jack Wright, R-Monroe.
SPJ President Chris Butler said since ULM draws most
of its students from the fifth district, chapter members decided
a campus forum would provide the opportunity for students to
meet the candidates.
The population of the district located in the north and central portion of the state is approximately 600,000, nineteen parishes and part of another lie within its borders. The district stretches from the Arkansas state line in the north to below Alexandria in the south; its eastern border is the Mississippi River. The western edge of the district includes Lincoln, Jackson, Winn, Grant and Rapides Parishes.
The forum is open to the faculty, students, and staff
at ULM and to members of the community.