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Candidate Forum

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sonoma Valley candidates for both Sonoma County Board of Education, District 1, and Sonoma Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will participate in a 2016 candidates’ forum on Tuesday, October 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at La Luz Center, Booker Hall. This FREE event is sponsored by the El Verano Elementary English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC) and co-sponsored by North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), La Luz Center, and the Springs Community Alliance.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a meet and greet with candidates, followed by the forum at 6:30. Candidates invited include Trustee Gina Cuclis and opponent Jason Carter for Sonoma County Board of Education District 1; and Trustee Gary DeSmet and opponent John Kelly for Sonoma Valley Unified School District Board. Candidates will answer predetermined questions, followed by questions from the public. There will also be informational tables for local ballot measures and voter registration. Spanish language interpretation will be provided.

La Luz Center’s Booker Hall is located at 17560 Greger St. in Sonoma Valley.

Voters who receive mail-in ballots are encouraged to wait to return them until they have attended this informative forum.

For those unable to meet the candidates in person, the forum will be broadcast on Sonoma Valley Television Channel 27 (SVTV 27) and on Facebook, Livestream.

Please contact Claudia Robbins at crobbins@vom.com to submit a question for candidates or a request for an informational space for local ballot measures. Please title your email, “School Candidates Forum.”


October 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Booker Hall at La Luz Center
17560 Greger Street
Sonoma Valley, CA 95476 United States
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