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      November 4, 2019

      Monday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      109 University Square
      Erie, Pennsylvania 16541

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      An Evening with Chuck Hagel

      As a two-term U.S. Senator from Nebraska and the nation’s Secretary of Defense in the Obama
      administration, Chuck Hagel experienced record-setting moments in his many years of public
      service. In 1996 he became the first Republican in 24 years to win a Senate seat in Nebraska and
      was reelected two years later with the largest margin of votes in any statewide race in Nebraska
      history. For another first, his nomination to Secretary of Defense in 1993 was filibustered in the
      U.S. Senate and was force-ended by a vote for cloture. In addition, he is the only Vietnam veteran
      and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense.
      As a U.S. Senator, Hagel, 73, served on committees in foreign relations, international economic
      policy, and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group. Prior to his election to the Senate, Hagel
      was a successful business founder and economic adviser, including Deputy Administrator of the
      Veterans Administration under President Ronald Reagan and Deputy Commissioner General of the
      1982 World’s Fair.
      Although Hagel maintained a traditional Republican voting record, his voice was one of caution and
      fact-based argument. Awarded with two Purple Hearts in the Vietnam War, he supported military
      use of force more for tactical than long-term strategic reasons in Afghanistan and Iraq. A major
      critic of the Iraq war, he also advised President Obama to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
      A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, have a daughter
      (Allyn) and son (Ziller), and live in McLean, Va.

      Cost: Payment required - $25 per ticket/event for Early Bird Pricing; $35 per ticket/event after October 18th, 2019

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