Spot­light Shines On Con­gres­sional Hope­fuls

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The Bianchi Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in neigh­bor­ing Oak­dale will host a Can­di­date Fo­rum on Wed­nes­day evening, April 25, for those can­di­dates run­ning for Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to Congress, District 10.

All can­di­dates, Repub­li­can, In­de­pen­dent and Demo­crat have been in­vited. The fo­rum is sched­uled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Bianchi Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 110 South Sec­ond Ave., Oak­dale. The evening will be open to the pub­lic and will be run by the League of Women Voter and the lo- cal Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Univer­sity Women - Oak­dale, River­bank, Escalon Branch (AAUW-ORE).

Can­di­dates in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the fo­rum for Con­gres­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tive in District 10 in­clude Repub­li­cans Jeff Den­ham (In­cum­bent) and Ted Howze; Democrats Mike Barkley, Michael Eg­gman, Josh Harder, Vir­ginia Madueno, and Sue Zwahlen; and In­de­pen­dent Scott Shoblom.

Each can­di­date will have a few min­utes to ex­plain his/her plat­form. The au­di­ence will sub­mit writ­ten ques­tions for can­di­dates to an­swer. The can­di­dates will have time for fi­nal com­ments. The League of Women Vot­ers and AAUW are non-par­ti­san groups and hope to give the pub­lic a chance to make an in­formed vot­ing de­ci­sion.

“Our cit­i­zens need to know that pre­serv­ing democ­racy is not a spec­ta­tor sport. Ev­ery vote is im­por­tant,” stated chair Judy Kropp. “We look for­ward to see­ing lo­cal peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing in an evening of shar­ing ideas and so­lu­tions.”

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