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Salem State to Co-Host Mayoral Debate with the Salem News

Registration is Now Open

We are excited to share that the Frederick E. Berry Institute of Politics at Salem State and the Salem News are partnering to hold a Salem Mayoral debate on campus. Please register to join us at 7:30 pm on October 18 in The Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. 

Please click here to register!

Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and Salem Ward 7 Councillor Steve Dibble will be questioned by a panel of Viking students in a debate moderated by Salem News Editor Dave Olson. Masks are required, and The Sophia will be filled to 75 percent capacity.

We look forward to bringing this opportunity to our campus and the rest of the city.

Please email with any questions.

The Frederick E. Berry Institute of Politics (Berry IOP) aims to engage and inspire a diverse community of learners to pursue careers in political and public service. The Berry IOP will lead Salem State’s voter engagement; host political discussions and debates; support students with career interests in politics and public service; and award competitive scholarship offerings in the areas of government, politics, civic engagement, non-profit and other means of public service. Learn more:

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