Local Candidate Forums

Don Gosney
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With the General Election on November 6th, we have an opportunity to select from a wide array of candidates to serve for the next 2-4 years.  Here in West County, we have elections for:

RICHMOND MAYOR (1)

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL (3)

15th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT (1)

WEST CONTRA COSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION (3)

CONTRA COSTA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (1)

PINOLE CITY COUNCIL (3)

HERCULES CITY COUNCIL (2)

SAN PABLO CITY COUNCIL (2)

EL CERRITO CITY COUNCIL (2)

There are other 'Special Districts' which include, among others, transit districts, water districts and sanitary districts.  Learn more about those by going to:

Special Districts

When possible, Radio Free Richmond attends candidate forums, video records them, posts them to YouTube and then shares the links.  Learning of these forums is almost as difficult as learning national secrets.  If anyone knows of a forum coming up, please share this information with Radio Free Richmond by emailing the editor at dongosney@comcast.net.

It costs a fortune to run a campaign and with limited financial resources, getting a message out to the voters can be next to impossible.  For instance, for the WCCUSD School Board, there are 121,075 registered voters in 66,017 households.  Now try to imagine what it might cost to send just one small mailer to each household.  A candidate can have the solutions to all of the problems but if they can't get their message out, how can they expect to win?

These forums can help educate the electorate.  As new forums come up, Radio Free Richmond will try to keep the public informed. There is a meeting of the Fairmede/Hilltop Neighborhood Council this Thursday, Sept 27th where the two candidates for Richmond Mayor have been invited to take questions.  The event will be held at the Hilltop Community Church at3118 Shane Drive in Richmond and is expected to start at 7:00 PM.

 

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CANDIDATE FORUM VIDEOS
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL/MAYOR
'18 Point Richmond Neighborhood Council Richmond City Council Forum 09.17.18
'18 Richmond City Council Forum at Nystrom 09.19.18
'18 Richmond Mayor Forum at Nystrom 09.19.18

WCCUSD SCHOOL BOARD
'18 WCCUSD School Board Candidate Forum 09.18.18
08/09/18 WCCUSD Labor Unions’ Candidate Forum
'18 ECDC/WCDems WCCUSD Candidate Forum
'18 WCCUSD School Board Candidate Forum 09.11.18

15th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
'18 ECDC/WCDems AD15 Candidate Forum
Buffy Wicks at the Clark’s 09.07.18 Introductions
Buffy Wicks at the Clark’s 09.07.18 The Speech
Buffy Wicks at the Clark’s 09.07.18 Q&A
Buffy Wicks West County Office Opening 09.08.18
'18 Buffy Wicks & Gavin Newsom 09.13.18
'18 Wicks ~ Beckles at Nystrom 09.19.18

LYNN MACKEY ~ CCC SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
'18 ECDC:WCDems CCC BOE Supe ~ Lynn Mackey

 

 

 

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