By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations

Political science students at UNCG and at High Point University will get the insider’s perspective of national politics March 21-23, when two former congressmen visit campus.
Earl Hutto (D-Florida) and William Zeliff Jr. (R-New Hampshire) both served in Congress in the 1990s, and will speak about their experiences and the challenges of public service to students and faculty. Their visit will also include a free, public presentation, “Leadership in Public Service: Two Insider Perspectives,” on March 22. Hutto and Zeliff will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Weatherspoon Art Museum.
The Congress to Campus program is an effort by the Stennis Center for Public Service “to encourage students to consider careers in public service and to provide firsthand knowledge about the work of Congress.” The Congress to Campus program’s visit to UNCG is cosponsored by the Center for Legislative Studies and the Center for Excellence in Government in Washington, DC.
After an early career in radio and television, Hutto was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1972. He served three terms at the state level, and then was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. During his term, Hutto, a Navy veteran, was assigned to the Armed Services Committee and the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and elected chairman of the Coast Guard and Navigation Subcommittee. After 16 years, he retired in 1995.
Zeliff is a founding partner of Zeliff, Ireland and Associates, a government relations and marketing firm. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 and retired in 1997. During his tenure, he served as Deputy Whip and as part of the House Government Reform Committee and the Transportation Committee. He was elected chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice. Zeliff is the author of the “A to Z Budget Cutting Tool.”
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