William Jessup University will host a debate featuring the two leading Republican primary candidates for the 4th Congressional District from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at the University's campus in Rocklin at 333 Sunset Blvd. The debate is organized by William Jessup University's Public Policy Program. Republicans Tom McClintock, a California state senator, and Doug Ose, a former congressman, will participate. The candidates will be questioned by media representatives and students, engaging on the issues and concerns that weigh on the minds of voters in the 4th Congressional District. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.jessup.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The candidates are seeking to fill a seat being vacated by incumbent Rep. John Doolittle. The 4th Congressional District encompasses the entire counties of El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra. Additionally, it includes the community of Orangevale in Sacramento County and the Oroville area in Butte County. The Public Policy Program also plans to hold a debate with Republican and Democrat candidates in the fall. William Jessup University's Public Policy Degree Program develops students' knowledge and skills for service and leadership in public sector careers at the local, national and international level or for graduate studies in related fields. The Public Policy Department provides students with a biblical and theoretical foundation in public policy through course work in ethical, philosophical, historical, governmental, procedural, and managerial principles. The Public Policy program will build on this foundation by offering direct experiences through seminars and internships to develop practical skills and understanding for policymaking. The congressional debate takes place on the William Jessup campus, a 126-acre blend of modern architecture and state-of-the-art technology, at 333 Sunset Blvd. in Rocklin.