Election: See videos of Assembly candidate interviews


Candidates looking to replace outgoing state Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the June 7 primary election were interviewed recently by Bill Johnson, president of Embarcadero Media, parent company of the Almanac, plus staff from the Almanac and its sister papers, the Palo Alto Weekly and the Mountain View Voice.

Videos of the interviews are available online. See links below.

The June 7 primary election will select the top two candidates, regardless of political party, who will face off in the November election.

The eight candidates for the 24th district Assembly race are Palo Alto resident Seelam Reddy, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang, Mountain View Councilman Mike Kasperzak, Menlo Park Councilman Peter Ohtaki, Palo Alto attorney Vicki Veenker, Palo Alto community volunteer Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera and Mountain View Councilman John Inks.

A Peninsula nonprofit, Innovate Public Schools, is planning a candidates forum focused on education and housing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the St. Francis de Assisi Catholic Church at 1425 Bay Road in East Palo Alto.

Here are links to videos of the Embarcadero Media interviews:

Marc Berman

Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera

Barry Chang

John Inks

Mike Kasperzak

Peter Ohtaki

Vicki Veenker

(Note: Seelam Reddy did not attend his scheduled interview and due to time constraints it was unable to be rescheduled.)

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