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News - October 17, 2012

Election briefs: Forum for state Senate, Assembly candidates

Candidates for local state Senate and Assembly races have been invited to participate in an election forum from 7 to 9:30 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center.

Running for the Senate District 13 seat are Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Sally Lieber, a former Assembly member.

Assembly candidates in District 24 are incumbent Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, and challenger Chengzhi "George" Yang, a Republican from Menlo Park.

Both districts include Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley. These legislative districts are new and represent the work of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, which voters mandated in 2008 to take redistricting out of the hands of politicians.

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is hosting the forum. For more information or transportation assistance, contact Ellen Hope at ellenjhope@aol.com or 839-8647.

Supes debate

on Oct. 22

Candidates for the 4th District Board of Supervisors seat have been invited to an election debate on Monday, Oct. 22, organized by North Fair Oaks neighbors, said David Bui, one of the organizers.

Candidates Shelly Masur and Warren Slocum are in a run-off election for the four-year seat. The debate will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2600 Middlefield Road

Following two-minute opening statements, the candidates will be questioned by a moderator and will have 90 seconds to answer. There will be a 30-second rebuttal and two-minute closing statements.

Eight questions will be prepared, followed by three questions from the audience that have been screened by the moderator, Mr. Bui said.