From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 8, 2016
This eventful week of presidential primary events on Long Island started off with John Kasich, Republican candidate and Governor of Ohio, hosting a Town Hall on Monday at Hofstra University.
Hempstead, NY, USA. April 4, 2016. JOHN KASICH, Republican presidential candidate, speaks at the Town Hall he hosts at Hofstra University. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Maureen O’Brien, of Bethpage, brought a colorful, handmade “GO JOHNNY GO” poster, which I spotted while sitting on the floor near her front row seat.
Hempstead, NY, USA. April 4, 2016. MAUREEN O’BRIEN, from Bethpage, holds a ‘GO Johnny GO’ sign she brought to Town Hall hosted by JOHN KASICH, Republican presidential candidate, at Hofstra University. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
When I gave Ms. O’Brien a heads up I might need to grab the back of her chair later on when I stood up, she offered to switch places with me. I thanked her for such generosity, but ended up staying on the floor.
Hempstead, NY, USA. April 4, 2016. JOHN KASICH, Republican presidential candidate and governor of Ohio, speaks at the Town Hall he’s hosting at Hofstra University. Several Long Island members of AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) wore red shirts with message ‘Does Your Candidate Have A Plan For Social Security?’ (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Since I had my sweatshirt under my knees when kneeling, I could comfortably focus on capturing the governor speaking – without notes – to the audience, which frequently applauded and cheered.
John Kasich Town Hall at Hofstra: GALLERY | SLIDESHOW