Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland, a Republican candidate for New York's U.S. Senate seat now held by Hillary Clinton, will speak at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 in at the Sanford Room of the library. Her visit is free and open to the public.
After starting in the typing pool on Henry Kissinger's National Security Council staff, she put herself through George Washington University, Oxford and M.I.T. with scholarships, part-time jobs and student loans.
She later became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs under President Ronald Reagan, and was one of the highest-ranking women at the Pentagon.
McFarland left public life in the 1980s to marry, start a family and be a stay-at-home mother. After raising five children, she says she is ready to serve her nation again.
Ontario County Republican Chairman Jay Dutcher is among those who have endorsed her candidacy; the Senate seat will be on the Nov. 7 ballot.
Event sponsored by The College Republicans.
An interview with her will be broadcast at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 on the Finger Lakes News Radio stations: 1110, 1240, 1550, 1570 and 1590, all on the AM dial.
The talk will be in advance of her speaking on campus that night.