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Presidential Politics Popular At Bergen Volunteer Center’s Fifth Friday

Bergen Volunteer CEO, Lynne Algrant, Professor Peter Woolley, Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison, Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle
Bergen Volunteer CEO, Lynne Algrant, Professor Peter Woolley, Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison, Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle Photo Credit: Mike Olohan
Professor Peter Woolley, Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison, Former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber” and Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle
Professor Peter Woolley, Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison, Former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber” and Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle Photo Credit: Mike Olohan

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. -- Approximately 180 leaders from every sector of Bergen County attended the Bergen Volunteer Center’s first “Fifth Friday” of 2016 held Jan. 29 at the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights.

Fifth Friday featured a question-and-answer session – and occasional debate – between Dr. Brigid Harrison of Montclair State University and Dr. Peter Woolley of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Both political commentators addressed the evolving political landscape for Democratic and Republican voters in the 2016 presidential election.

Woolley and Harrison spoke about the role of polling, caucuses in Iowa and New Hampshire, how Donald Trump’s candidacy changed the race, the power of political action committees, major financial donors, and the odds on certain candidates to win the presidency.

Fifth Friday events are held in winter, spring and fall annually, she said and includes corporate, business, government, not-for-profits, academia, and community leaders.

The next Fifth Friday luncheon will be April 29 at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. Tickets are $40.00.

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