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For Immediate Release
April 16, 2013

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Alumnus John Faso to Speak at Brockport April 18

Former gubernatorial candidate to keynote civic engagement lecture series

BROCKPORT, NY— Alumnus John Faso ’74 will keynote the annual Thomas J. Gosdeck Lecture Series in Civic Engagement at The College at Brockport, State University of New York April 18. The lecture, which is hosted by the College’s Department of Political Science, takes place at 6 pm in Room 220 of the Seymour College Union.

Faso, a partner in the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillps, LLP, focuses his practice on local, state and federal government advocacy on behalf of various industries. He has provided legal advice and council on behalf of charter school and non-profit organizations.

Faso was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1986 and served as Minority Leader from 1998 to 2002. He has been contributory to the passage of charter school legislation and proposed lower taxes and budget reform. Faso was asked by Governor-elect George Pataki to chair his budget transition team in 1994. He was the Republican candidate for Governor of New York in 2006.

“We are incredibly fortunate to bring another alumnus back to campus as part of the Thomas J. Gosdeck Lecture Series,” says Susan Orr, an associate professor of political science and one of the organizers of the event. “Mr. Faso will talk about partisanship and the problem with stagnation and gridlock that occurs with increased partisanship.”

Faso graduated from Brockport in 1974 and earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979.

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