ELMIRA HEIGHTS - Stephen Coleman’s Political Pundit Night returns for the 16th time at the Elmira Heights Theater on Oct. 24, this time focusing on the topic “Donald Trump's Report Card: How Is He Doing?"
“The exciting thing about this is it’s just about a year before the 2020 U.S. presidential election,” said Coleman. “I think it’s going to be a lot of spirited debate at the forum.”
Given House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry and allegations of misconduct hovering around the president, Coleman said this Political Pundit Night could be one of his most contentious to date.
“I think inevitably there’s going to be a lot of talk about impeachment and the whole issue of removing Donald Trump from office,” said Coleman. “I think it’s a very timely, timely discussion."
The night’s panel will include Elmira-Corning NAACP President Georgia Verdier, political activist Dora Leland, former Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli, Corning City Councilman Frank Coccho, talk radio host Frank Acomb, political analyst and attorney Tom Reilly, Jerome Emanuel, executive director of job training non-profit Trade Up Southern Tier, and Calvary Baptist Church pastor the Rev. Nathaniel Wright.
For the first time, Coleman said there will be two security officers from Chemung County Emergency Security at the event, after the previous Political Pundit Night became turbulent when an audience member used a racial slur during the discussion.
The doors open at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, with debate and discussion to start at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.