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Redwood Empire Division Hosts First-Ever League Candidate Forum

March 28, 2014
Six candidates, three for the Assembly and three for the Senate, gathered in Ukiah last Friday to discuss their platforms.
photo by Nathan DeHart/Ukiah Daily JournalThe 90-minute forum, sponsored by the League’s Redwood Empire Division and moderated by KC Meadows, editor of the Ukiah Daily Journal, focused the candidates’ perspectives on a range of issues related to local government and the state-local relationship.
The candidates for the Legislature included:
  • Assembly District 2: Pamela Elizondo, Laytonville
  • Assembly District 2: Matt Heath, business person, Santa Rosa
  • Assembly District 2: Jim Wood, council member, Healdsburg
  • Senate District 2: Derek Knell, member, Novato School Board
  • Senate District 2: Harry Lehmann, attorney, Novato
  • Senate District 2: Mike McGuire, supervisor, Sonoma County
The forum attracted both local officials from the region and community members who wanted to learn more about the views of these prospective legislators. Several elected officials who had previously endorsed candidates remarked after the event that they wished they had waited to publically get behind a candidate because what they heard at the forum gave them a greater understanding of the all of the candidates.
The League’s North Bay Division will be hosting two candidate forums in the upcoming weeks.
*Neither the League of California Cities, its Divisions nor its diversity caucuses endorse candidates.

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