|October 27, 1999|
Former Congressman Vic Fazio to speak at Union College
Vic Fazio, former Congressman from California, will speak on "Rekindling Faith in Public Service in the Quest for the Common Welfare in the Next Millennium" on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial at Union College.
The talk, part of Union's "Perspectives at the Nott" series, is free and open to the public.
Fazio, a 1965 graduate of Union College, was the former representative for the Third Congressional District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to Congress in 1978, and re-elected to 10 terms before announcing nearly two years ago that he would not seek reelection.
A native of Winchester, Mass., Fazio did graduate work at California State University-Sacramento after receiving his B.A. from Union. A legislative consultant and then assistant to the California Assembly Speaker, he was elected to the California Assembly in 1975.
Fazio delivered the Commencement Address at Union in 1998, and received an honorary degree.
Described by The New York Times as "the House Democrat his colleagues lean on," Fazio was Democratic Caucus Chairman, the third ranking Democratic leadership post in the House of Representatives. He was chairman of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee for 14 years and was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 1990-1994.
A reception in Hale House Dining Room will follow the lecture.