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Political Advisor Colmon Elridge III to Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Vermont Law School

January 9, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Colmon Elridge III, the youngest gubernatorial executive assistant in the nation, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Vermont Law School's observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The event, which is from 12:45 p.m. in the Chase Community Center, is free and open to the public.

Elridge's talk, titled "Building the More Perfect Union," will discuss King's contention that America's failure to ensure civil rights violates the mandate of the founding fathers, who realized that the union would never be perfect but that Americans should still pursue a more perfect union.

Elridge became executive assistant to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear in 2009 when he was 27. He is executive vice president of Young Democrats of America and served as the first black National Committeeman for the Kentucky Young Democrats. In 2007, he introduced then-presidential candidate Barack Obama when he visited Lexington.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, home: 802.649.2235,

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