Retirees Association

Retirees Association to hold Election Roundtable Discussion Nov. 2

Election polls

All eyes will be on Ohio for the the Nov. 7, 2023, election where voters will be deciding whether to amend the state constitution to protect reproductive rights and whether marijuana should be regulated like alcohol.

Join the WSU Retirees Association for a lively discussion of the issues with Lee Hannah, Ph.D., and Paul Leonard, J.D., on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in 163 Student Union.

The following issues will be on the ballot:

Lee Hannah is a professor of political science in the WSU School of Social Sciences and International Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Penn State. His research and teaching interests primarily focus on state politics and the diffusion and construction of public policy. He is currently working on a book titled Green Rush: The Rise of Medical Marijuana in the American States with Daniel Mallinson (Penn State Harrisburg). His research has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, NPR, The Guardian and others.

Paul Leonard was elected to seats in the Ohio General Assembly four times and also served as mayor of Dayton. At the end of his term as mayor, he was elected lieutenant governor of Ohio and served from 1987-1991. Following that, he returned to Dayton to continue his law practice and founded the Center for Animal Law and Advocacy, a legal team advocating for harsher penalties for those who mistreat animals. He also teaches political science courses at Wright State University and the University of Dayton.

The event is free but you must register by Tuesday, Oct. 31. If you wish to bring more than one guest, please register each one separately. For more information, email