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El Monte Candidates Forum Scheduled for Saturday, October 12

by Wayne Hoglin

El Monte


El Monte is facing a number of issues today. The candidates for mayor (2) and the candidates for city council (3) are participating in a Candidates Forum on Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 am to 12 noon. They will have the opportunity to share their views on the issues facing El Monte at the Candidates Forum being hosted by the El Monte/South El Monte Ministerial Association. The three candidates for city clerk and the one for city treasurer will also be sharing at the forum. The school board candidates for El Monte City, Mountain View, and El Monte Union High, school districts will also be sharing in the forum.

The forum will be moderated by Pastor Wayne Hoglin of Trinity Reformed Church and will take place at the New Hope Community Church in Building C on the 3rd floor, located at 3041 N. Peck Road, El Monte.

The candidates will have time to share why they believe they are the best person to fill their respective office.

The audience will be given opportunity to ask written questions. These questions will be submitted to the moderator who may edit or combine the questions.

Following the time allotted for individual questions the candidates will then participate in one of two discussions of issues and/or questions posed by the moderator. One discussion will be for the city council and mayoral candidates and the other will be for school board candidates. This will be a time for the candidates to sit down together and share their ideas with each other and with the audience about how we can work together as a community in addressing the important issues that we are facing in the City of El Monte and in our schools.

The Candidates Forum will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The candidates for the three school districts will share the same stage during their portion of the forum. The city clerk and city treasurer candidates will do the same during their time. The two mayoral candidates and the three council candidates will wrap up the day in a group discussion and with closing statements.

We look forward to you attending and learning more about the candidates so that you will be a more informed voter for the November 5 elections.

The Candidates Forum will take place at New Hope Community Church in Building C on the 3rd floor, located at 3041 N. Peck Road, El Monte (one block north of Garvey in El Monte). Call 626-442-2554 or 626-448-6040 for further information. Light refreshments will be available but there will be no child care provided.

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