Dem Women host two events this month

Mark O’Gorman, a political science professor at Maryville College, and Renee Hoyos, Democratic candidate for Congress in Tennessee’s 2nd District, will be the guest speakers at two programs hosted by the Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club in October.

O’Gorman will discuss the impact of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

O’Gorman has an instructional focus in areas that include American government, judicial process and pre-law, public policy, public administration, and campaigns and elections.

He is also coordinator of the college’s Environmental Studies Program. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Hoyos will discuss her campaign and issues in a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. She is seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Congressman Tim Burchett in the Nov. 3 election.

The district includes Knoxville and ranges from the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to coalfields near the Kentucky border.

Hoyos served as executive director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network for 14 years.

She worked for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and for the state of California’s Natural Resources Agency before coming to Knoxville in 2003.

Hoyos grew up in California and earned two degrees from the University of California at Davis.

To receive a link to either of the Zoom meetings, email requests to Ann Mostoller at Links will be sent to club members.