The California Association of Political Centrists is hosting a East Ventura County Candidates' forum next week. Joe Howry from The Star will be running it.
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Many candidates will be there including school board candidates, Hannah-Beth Jackson, and Ferial Masry. It isn't surprising that Tony Strickland has said he will not attend the forum.
I would guess that he is avoiding the leaders of CAPC as they have been critical in the past. But is there any debates scheduled between the candidates? Are there any groups willing to put on a debate between the state senate candidates? If you know of a group Tony Strickland might speak in front of please post some suggestions.
I doubt there will be a forum between the candidates unless it is scheduled soon. Maybe a one on one forum between the two at Simi Valley city hall with Joe Howry moderating?
TO: News Room
RE: Candidate Forums
DATE: September 16, 2008
FROM: California Association of Political Centrists (CAPC)
For Immediate Release
California Association of Political Centrists (CAPC) has joined forces with the Political Science Department of California Lutheran University and the Ventura County Star newspaper to put on a series of candidate forums for the citizens of Ventura County . The first forum will be moderated by CLU's Greg Freeland, PhD, Chair of the CLU Political Science Department. All questions will be vetted by Joe Howry, Editor, Ventura County Star. It will take place at Overton Hall at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24. The Gold Coast Hispanic Chamber will be a participating organization.
Wednesday, September 24 at CLU Main Campus in TO at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Overton Hall (free parking at the Admissions Building )
60 West Olson Road
Thousand Oak, CA
19th District Senate District (will be questioned by Ventura County Star)
Hannah-Beth Jackson, Democratic Candidate
Declined to Participate
Tony Strickland, Republican Candidate
37th Assembly District:(10 minutes to introduce self and platform)
Ferial Masry, Democratic candidate
Did not respond
Audra Strickland, Republican Incumbent
Proposition 11 - Redistricting (10 minutes each)
Pro Argument - Leslie Cornejo, CAPC
Con Argument, Dave Rodriguez, LULAC
CVUSD School Trustee Candidates (5 minutes each to introduce self and platform)
Confirmed Participation (just sent out invitation to CVUSD)
Invited but Not Participating
Tony Strickland, Republican Candidate for 19th Senate District. Has declined.
Audra Strickland, Incumbent for 37th Assembly District. No Response
Leslie Cornejo, State Chairman of CAPC believes, "I hope the voters of Ventura County will take this great opportunity to get to know the candidates and both sides of Proposition 11 so that they can make the best choices on Election Day."
Forum proxies will be allowed but they may not be elected officials or candidates seeking other office.
More information can be found on the CAPC website, www.PoliticalCentrists.com or by calling 805-218-0058.