To say that the 2020 march to the United States Presidency has been crowded
with Democrats might be a bit of an understatement. June and July each
featured back-to-back nights of 10 candidates – 20 total – each debating,
vying to move closer to earning the nomination of their party to challenge
Republican President Donald Trump in next year's presidential election.
And those were just the ones who made the cut. As the field continues to be
winnowed and whittled down, who remains? What policies are garnering the
most attention? Who has the stronger pathways to the presidency? Join Erie
County Democratic Party Chairman R. James Wertz to find out.
-R. James Wertz, Ph.D.
*This lecture is held at our satellite location at Edinboro University's William P. Alexander Music Center at 110 Kiltie Road
R. James Wertz, Ph.D.
Dr. Wertz serves as the Director of the Honors Program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is an Assistant Professor of journalism and digital media as well as the journalism program coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. Dr. Wertz has also taught courses in U.S. and Latin American history in Edinboro University’s Department of History, Anthropology, and World Languages. A Reading, Pa. native, Wertz earned concurrent Bachelor Degrees in History and Speech Communication from Edinboro University, received a master’s degree from The American University in Washington, D.C., where he studied the history of American politics and culture in post-1945 America, and completed his Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.