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Conte-Sponsored ‘Student Town Hall’ to Feature Haslam, McWherter

Press Release from the Office of Gov. Phil Bredesen, Aug. 26, 2010:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte announced today the August First Lady Series will be a Student Town Hall. First-time voters from public and private high schools in the Nashville area will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage directly with Tennessee’s gubernatorial nominees, Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter.

The event is open only to the student participants and representatives of the media due to space limitations; however, the Student Town Hall will be streamed live on the Internet at

The First Lady Series is a monthly program series at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Residence, focusing on various timely issues.

“I’m pleased that we have nine public and private schools participating, and I’m looking forward to excellent questions from the students and to hearing the perspectives of young people in Tennessee,” said Conte.”

WHO: First Lady Andrea Conte

Bill Haslam, Republican Nominee for Governor

Mike McWherter, Democratic Nominee for Governor

Students from Nine Nashville Area Schools

WHAT: Student Town Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 – all times are CDT

4:45 p.m. Media shuttle departs Judson Baptist Church for Conservation Hall

5:00 p.m. Pre-event reception for student participants. Members of the media may talk to students who will be posing questions to the candidates, seated at the front of the room, or with other students attending the event at this time.

5:30 p.m. Student Town Hall begins

7:00 p.m. Program ends

WHERE: Conservation Hall – The Tennessee Residence

All media parking will be off-site at Judson Baptist Church, 4900 Franklin Pike, Nashville. A media

shuttle will be provided. There is no parking available at the Residence.

ONLINE: The Town Hall may be viewed on the Internet at

MEDIA RSVP: A media RSVP is required to cover the Student Town Hall. Please respond by 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, August 30, to the Governor’s Communications Office at 615-741-3763 or

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