By: Mason Smith

WALESKA, Ga. – Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of Reinhardt’s Communication and Media Studies Program, hosted an on campus event on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to inform students about the upcoming midterm elections. The event, located in Gordy Dining Hall, was staffed by James Gilbert, Lambda Pi Eta’s Treasurer, as well as Ricki Chandler-Adams, current president of Lambda Pi Eta, as well as Drew Hans, an active member.

Gilbert, when asked about the event, said “It was surprising how little people knew about the midterm elections. People were experiencing a lot of political apathy, because they were under the mindset that their vote didn’t matter.”

This year, Georgia’s race for governor has been on the mind of Georgia voters, as Democrat Stacey Abrams runs against Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams has served in the Georgia House of Representatives the past ten years, representing district 89. She also helped reform the HOPE scholarship. Kemp is the current Secretary of State for Georgia and was appointed in 2010. Before that, he served as a Georgia State Senator from 2003-2007.

Other candidates running in the 2018 Georgia midterms are Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux against Republican Rob Woodall for U.S. House District 7; Democrat Jon Barrow, Libertarian Smythe Duval, and Republican Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State; Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico and Republican Geoff Duncan for Lieutenant Governor; and Democrat Charlie Bailey and Republican Chris Carr for Attorney General.

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