Gary L. Rose of Sacred Heart University will offer his thoughts regarding the tumultuous 2016 presidential election at the Wilton Democratic Town Committee’s annual awards breakfast Saturday, April 2, at Trackside. His talk is the subject of a current manuscript, Haywire: The Politics of the 2016 Presidential Contest.
He will be joined by another special guest, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, ranking Democrat on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Blumenthal, who announced he will attend the breakfast, also serves on the Senate Armed Services, Judiciary and Commerce committees.
A political science professor for nearly four decades, Rose has published 11 books on various political subjects, including the American presidency, Supreme Court impact, Connecticut government, and constitutional law. In 2011 he was named Connecticut Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).