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Face-to-face: The Klein vs. West Debate
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Boca Raton, FL
The Sun Sentinel and Lynn University will host a debate between U.S. Congressional candidates Ron Klein and Allen West. The two are seeking to represent the Broward-Palm Beach County 22nd District.
Sun Sentinel opinion page editor Antonio Fins will moderate. On the panel will be Doug Lyons, a Sun Sentinel editorial board member, Anthony Man, a Sun Sentinel political reporter, and Carlos Sanz, a Lynn University student.
Join us for what's sure to be a lively debate. There will opportunities for you to get your questions answered about the Democrat and Republican's policies, plans and positions.
The event is free, however, tickets are required for entry.
More about the candidates, moderator and panelists:
Ron Klein is known for working in a bipartisan manner to find common sense solutions that will improve the lives of Florida’s families and businesses. As the son of a public school teacher and a small business owner, Ron learned his values early on from his parents. As a leader for South Florida, Ron has fought for a bipartisan solution to reduce the skyrocketing cost of homeowners’ insurance. He also wrote tough new sanctions to crack down on the dangerous regime in Iran, in order to protect America’s national security and that of our democratic ally, Israel. Ron is committed to standing up for our seniors and fighting to strengthen and protect Medicare and Social Security. He lives with his wife Dori in Boca Raton. They have two children, Brian and Lauren.
Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the U.S. Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
Allen is an avid distance runner, a PADI Master certified SCUBA diver, motorcyclist, and attends Community Christian Church in Tamarac.
Antonio Fins is the Sun Sentinel’s editorial page editor. He joined the editorial board in 2002, and specialized in issues dealing with business, economics and Latin America. In July 2006, he was named editor of the opinion pages.
Antonio joined the Sun Sentinel in December 1996 as a business reporter. He covered the rise of AutoNation, banking and energy. In 1998, he led an investigation into FPL’s accounting that practices that resulted in a change in the way the company was regulated. He later covered white-collar crime and money laundering.
Antonio got his start in business reporting as a correspondent for Business Week magazine in the Miami bureau. He received his BA degree from the University of Miami, and his PhD. in US and Latin American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Doug Lyons is a senior editorial writer with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and has been a member of the editorial board for the past 12 years. His responsibilities include covering health and social service issues, the environment, race relations and state government. He’s also responsible for helping to manage and provide content for the editorial page’s webpage.
He joined the newspaper in 1994 as an assistant city editor in the Delray Beach office. He later covered social services as a reporter before joining the editorial board. Before coming to the Sun-Sentinel, Doug worked at several other newspapers and magazines, including EBONY, U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post. A native of Washington, D.C., he graduated from Bowdoin College and also received a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School.
Anthony Man is the Sun Sentinel’s political writer.
He covers people, parties and issues in South Florida and the intersection of national and state politics on our region. He’s the principal writer for the Sun-Sentinel’s Broward Politics blog, which is online at www.Sun-Sentinel.com/browardpolitics.
In Florida, he’s covered the 2002 and 2006 gubernatorial campaigns and the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns and has spent time in Tallahassee for several regular and special legislative sessions. As property taxes developed into a crisis, he spent much of the 2007 state legislative session in Tallahassee writing a blog on property taxes for Sun-Sentinel.com.
Carlos Sanz is an international student from Barcelona, Spain. Sanz is a senior majoring in advertising and public relations with a minor in multimedia journalism. In addition to being editor in chief for the student newspaper, iPulse, Sanz is a current member of Lynn University’s men’s tennis team and is a student in the honor’s program. Sanz also is listed on the Dean’s List. Upon graduation, he aspires to pursue a graduate degree in communication and media.
When & Where
Sun Sentinel and Lynn University
The Sun Sentinel traces its roots to Fort Lauderdale's early settlement days.
By the end of the Great Depression, the newspaper along with Fort Lauderdale, emerged from the economic downturn and began a dramatic growth cycle.
In 1963, the SunSentinel was purchased by its present owners, the Tribune Co. of Chicago, linking it with an international group of media and publication properties.
Lynn University was established as Marymount College in 1962 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary as a junior college for women.
It became the four-year College of Boca Raton in 1974 and changed to Lynn University on Sept. 20, 1991, in honor of longtime college benefactors Eugene and Christine Lynn.
The university is on a 123-acre campus at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton.