St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host a Democratic Gubernatorial Forum on Thursday, May 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the College’s campus. The public is also welcome to a reception with the candidates taking place prior to the forum at 5:30 p.m.

Two Democratic candidates for governor – Maryland State Senator Rich Madaleno, and former policy director for First Lady Michelle Obama and the only women candidate in the race Krish Vignarajah, will meet attendees and discuss their political goals if elected governor.

Marylanders head to the polls in June to narrow the field for the race for governor. The public is welcome to attend this debate, led by moderator and St. Mary’s College Assistant Professor of Political Science Matthew Fehrs, to learn more about the candidates running for governor. A straw poll will take place prior and following the debate.

The event is sponsored by the St. Mary’s Collegepolitical science department, theCollege Young Democrats Club, theCollege Young Republicans Club, the St. Mary’s County Chapter of the NAACP, and the St. Mary’s County Democratic Club.