D&E Hosting State Senators for Discussion on Constructive Disagreement

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Friday, September 11, 2020

ELKINS – In a public virtual event hosted by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at Davis & Elkins College, two West Virginia state senators will discuss how people can reach common good through constructive disagreement. The presentation will take place via Zoom from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 15.

Sens. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, and Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, will be panelists for the event with D&E alumnus and Trustee David Morrison ’79 as moderator.

“We are deeply grateful to Senators Baldwin and Hamilton for their willingness to engage our students and to model constructive political discourse, particularly in these polarizing times,” said D&E Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy Dr. Bryan Wagoner. “Their shared commitment to reach across the aisle and pursue the common good for all West Virginians is exemplary. Having Trustee David Morrison, with his decades of experience navigating national politics, moderate this discussion is a privilege for D&E.”

Baldwin, a Presbyterian pastor in Ronceverte, West Virginia, has served in the state senate since 2017. Currently he is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development, Economic Development, Education, Judiciary and Workforce committees.

With 30 years legislative service, Hamilton is chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and vice chairman of the Pensions Committee. He also is a member of the Banking and Insurance, Economic Development, Energy, Industry and Mining, Finance, Interstate Cooperation and Military committees.

Morrison is a retired aerospace executive and leading defense authority with a 22-year career in the federal government, serving as staff director and clerk of the House Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations.

To obtain login information for the workshop, contact Wagoner at wagonerb@dewv.edu. An e-mail with the Zoom link will be automatically sent to all D&E students, faculty and staff a few days in advance.

State Senators Discussion