2022 Second Congressional District Candidate Forum

Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Edwards Auditorium
64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

As the November midterm elections approach, control of the United States House of Representatives could come down to just a handful of races.

On Monday, October 17, The Public’s Radio, The Providence Journal and the University of Rhode Island will hold a candidate forum for Rhode Island’s second congressional district seat being vacated by Congressman James Langevin. The race, which promises to be hotly contested, was moved from “Leans D” to “Toss Up” by the Cook Political Report in late June.

Former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, the Republican candidate for Congress, independent candidate William Gilbert, and Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, the Democratic candidate, have all been invited. The trio will field questions from Ian Donnis, political reporter for The Public’s Radio; Juliana Lepore, news editor for The Good Five Cent Cigar, URI’s student newspaper; and Patrick Anderson, Rhode Island Statehouse reporter for The Providence Journal.

Doors open at 6:00pm. 

Reservations are required as space is limited. Please RSVP by October 10. We invite all members of the community to submit a question to the candidates through the RSVP form.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed by all sponsors and broadcast live by The Public’s Radio.

Please note: No signage or banners will be allowed in Edwards Hall. 

For more information or for questions, please contact Karen Sechio in the Office of University Events.

Event Type

Lectures / Presentations, Community Engagement


Civic Engagement / Service


Alumni, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Students



The Good Five-Cent Cigar, University Events
Contact Person

Karen Sechio

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