Dr. Stephen Coleman’s political pundit night will return from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmira Heights Theater with a timely topic: the upcoming midterm elections.

“This is the most important midterm, I think, in American history,” Coleman said. “If the Democrats take control of the House, there will be all kinds of investigations into President Donald Trump.

“If the Republicans keep control of the Senate, which is likely, then President Trump will likely be able to appoint another conservative to the Supreme Court.”

Set to appear Tuesday to discuss those issues are: Steuben County GOP Chair Joe Sempolinski; educator and political activist Dora Leland; radio talk show host Frank Acomb; political strategist and consultant Amory “Mory” Houghton III; political commentator Dr. Mike Morrongiello; political activist the Rev. Nathaniel Wright; and Elmira College professor Dr. Matt Seybold.

“Those are the cast of characters,” Coleman said.

He said while he wants Twin Tiers residents to turn out to listen and speak on issues of national politics, he also hopes the interest in the midterm elections will drive engagement with local elections such as the three-way race for Chemung County executive.

Coleman noted the county executive race, which he was briefly a part of before dropping out a few months ago, is shaping up to be interesting, because Republicans may split their votes between Mike Krusen and current Sheriff Christopher Moss, leaving an opening for Democrat Jerome Emanuel.

“I think having a Democrat in that position would be very interesting,” Coleman said.

A debate between those candidates is being hosted by Acomb at 8 a.m. Wednesday on his show “Frankly Speaking,” on News Talk 1230/1450AM and 106.9FM. It will be rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on WYDC-TV Big Fox.

Pundit night on Tuesday is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

This is Coleman’s twelfth pundit night event.

He said the Heights Theater venue has proved to be a great site for the event, encouraging interaction between the assembled speakers and the audience.