Congressional candidate visits South

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Logan Hanchett, Staff Writer

On Thursday, October 19th Bloomington South graduate and Democratic congressional candidate Liz Watson met with students in the auditorium. The event was organized by the Bloomington South High School Democrats, a chapter of the Indiana High School Democrats.

Watson started off by introducing her career, from her years in show choir at South to her time as a policy analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives. Following this, she took questions from the students on topics ranging from gun control to LGBTQ+ rights.

Junior Nidhi Krishnan is one of the leaders of the BHSS Democrats club, and spoke on her thoughts from the event.

“We think of elected officials [and candidates] as such pretentious figures, but Liz Watson was super down-to-earth. She genuinely wanted to talk to us. It was a great experience to hear about her ideas and plans to make the country better,” said Krishnan.

Senior Baileigh Goodlett “appreciated how Liz Watson incorporated her personal experience of being both a mother of two children and an Indiana citizen into her progressive message.”

The club will host fellow Democratic Primary candidate Dan Canon in November, who is a civil rights attorney from New Albany. In the future, the club hopes to host a debate between Canon, Watson, and the rest of the Democratic candidates for IN-09.

The BHSS Democrats have their next meeting Thursday, November 2nd after school in Mrs. Steele’s room (A239).