Local Democratic Clubs Announce Statewide Candidates Forum for South Bay/Long Beach Voters
The public is invited to a candidates forum featuring Democrats running for statewide offices appearing on the June 8 ballot. The forum is sponsored by South Bay and Long Beach Democratic Clubs including the Martin Luther King and the New Frontier clubs.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 10, at the UFCW Local 770 Labor Auditorium, 25949 Belle Porte Ave., Harbor City, from 3-6 p.m. Admission is free.
"This will be the only chance voters in the South Bay/Long Beach area will have to see virtually all Democrats running for statewide office gathering at one location to discuss their campaigns," said David Greene, president of the San Pedro Democratic Club and chair of the organizing committee.
Each candidate will be given time to speak and then will answer questions submitted by members of the audience.
Democrats running for statewide office who are confirmed to attend so far include Secretary of State Debra Bowen; state attorney general candidates Pedro Nava, Alberto Torrico, Ted Lieu, Chris Kelly and Rocky Delgadillo; state insurance commissioner candidates Hector De La Torre and Dave Jones; and superintendent of public instruction candidates Gloria Romero and Tom Torlakson.
In addition to the candidates, sponsoring Democratic clubs will have information tables onsite to encourage voters to get involved and to vote on June 8.
The South Bay/Long Beach candidates forum is being presented in tandem with a second forum sponsored by Westside-area Democratic Clubs scheduled earlier that afternoon. That forum will be held at the Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, beginning at noon.