Conversations with Candidates

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In preparation for the upcoming election, Rocky Point High School’s Participation in Government classes recently had the opportunity to better understand the bipartisan stance of two House of Representatives candidates during in-school workshops.
Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin and Democratic challenger Anna Throne-Holst each provided a brief introduction to their political platforms before answering questions posed by the students.

In advance of the programs, students prepared questions related to matters of foreign policy, economics and domestic social issues. Among the topics discussed were relations with China, taxes on big businesses and issues on world terrorism.

“Many students are focused on the presidential election, so this in-person Town Hall experience served as a reminder of the other officials seeking office this November,” said teacher Brooke Bonomi. “The program enabled the students to become more involved and engaged in the politics impacting their local community.”