Coolidge Invites Roskam to Debate
August 14, 2012
Today, Leslie Coolidge, candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 6th District, issued an invitation to incumbent Representative Peter Roskam to meet her in a series of town hall-style debates.
“Voters deserve to hear our distinctly different views on how to solve the problems that affect our community and our nation,” said Coolidge. “The topics we should discuss include our approaches to improving the jobs outlook and the economy, tax reform, preserving Social Security and Medicare, energy policy, health care, foreign policy and the environment.
“I believe the two of us — and the voters — would find such a debate very informative,” said Coolidge in her letter inviting Rep. Roskam to debate her. “In fact,” she continued, “I am looking forward to a spirited exchange of views.”
Coolidge suggested a series of four debates over the next two months in various parts of the far-flung 6th District during times that Congress will not be in session before the November 6th election. Those recesses add up to approximately seven weeks time during which debates could be scheduled. Locations suggested include Palatine, Elgin, Wheaton and Hinsdale.
Coolidge is a CPA and former partner with international accounting firm KPMG. She is vice chair of the Board of Directors of the International Crane Foundation and a trustee of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Representative Peter Roskam is completing his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is in Republican leadership in that body. “I look forward to Mr. Roskam’s positive response to this debate invitation,” said Coolidge.