College of Charleston to Host Mayoral Debate

CofC Dept of Political Science logoCHARLESTON, SC July 27, 2015 – The College of Charleston’s Department of Political Science, in partnership with ABC News 4 (WCIV-TV), welcomes the City of Charleston mayoral candidates for a debate on October 14, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the College’s Sottile Theatre (44 George St.).

“The 2015 mayoral election is vitally important for our community,” political science department chair and professor Gibbs Knotts said. “The results will help shape the city’s future and will play a major role in how the region addresses key issues like transportation, planning, policing and economic development,”

Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. on October 14.

This event is part of the College’s Bully Pulpit Series, a non-partisan event series that encourages and facilitates civic participation throughout the campus community by providing a platform for dialogue with the nation’s leaders.

For more information, contact Gibbs Knotts at 843.953.6792 or, Amanda Ruth-McSwain, professor of communication and director of the Bully Pulpit Series at 843.480.3794 or, or Kristin Wichmann for general questions about the event at 843.953.5724 or