Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney,
made a campaign stop on campus Wednesday, Sept. 5. Romney campaign
representatives estimated the attendance at approximately 800 in Winebrenner
UF President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., welcomed those in attendance.
“This institution is dedicated to expression of free ideas,”
she said. “… Students have the opportunity to see first-hand how a republic
governs itself …”
Lindsay Montgomery, a UF student, offered a prayer, and
Christina Terry, Student Government Association president, introduced the city
of Findlay’s mayor Lydia Mihalik.
Tami Longaberger, a Romney campaign co-chair, Marsha Latta,
wife of Congressman Bob Latta, and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor also each spoke prior
to Romney taking the stage.
Romney spoke about the challenges of being in the political
spotlight as well as her personal struggle with multiple sclerosis. She also
spoke directly to college students and women in the audience, encouraging them
to become involved in the campaign.
An album of photos from the event is posted on UF's Flickr account.