Trinity University announced in a press release Â Wednesday, Nov. 28 that it will host a discussion between Democratic state legislator Mike Villarreal and Republican legislator Donna Campbell from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room.
The free event, dubbed â€œThe Hot Seat,â€ is being hosted in conjunction with the Texas Tribune, a non-partisan and non-profit media organization whose mission is to â€œpromote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concerns,â€ according to the Trinity press release.
The discussion will be moderated by Evan Smith, Texas Tribune CEO and editor-in-chief.
Villarreal, a San Antonio native and moderate Democrat, is currently serving his seventh term in the Texas House of Representatives. Villarreal earned his bachelorâ€™s degree in economics from Texas A&M University and went on to earn a masterâ€™s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is currently working on a doctorate in public policy at the University of Texas, Austin.
Campbell, a Tea Party supporter, was elected to her first term in the Texas State Senate after ousting seven-term incumbent Jeff Wentworth in the Republican primary election. Campbell has earned a masterâ€™s of nursing from Texas Womenâ€™s University and an M.D. from Texas Tech University.
Anyone interested in attending can reserve seating by registering on the Tribuneâ€™s website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.