Candidates and campaigns congregating at Cuesta
October 16, 2012
Associated Students of Cuesta College will hold two election forums: one today at the San Luis Obispo campus and another Thursday at the Paso Robles campus.
Today’s forum, which lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Associated Students Auditorium, will feature campaign representatives ranging from the city to federal level.
Representatives for Congresswoman Lois Capps and Republican challenger Abel Maldonado will speak in the morning followed by all three candidates for San Luis Obispo mayor: incumbent Jan Marx and challengers Steve Barasch and Donald Hedrick.
Two of the four San Luis Obispo city council candidates, Dan Carpenter and Kevin Rice, will likewise appear at the forum today, as will representatives for the other candidates, John Ashbaugh and Jeff Aranguena.
Democratic assembly candidate Gerald Manata will appear along side a representative for Republican incumbent Katcho Achadjian. A spokesman for current assemblyman and state senate candidate Bill Monning will speak as well.
Cuesta College Board of Trustees candidates Barbara George and David Baldwin will attend both forums, as will county Libertarian Party president Gary Kirkland, who will debate a county Democratic Party representative on Proposition 30.
Thursday’s forum in Paso Robles, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dallon’s Hall, will also feature north county city council candidates. Paso Robles City Council candidates Nick Gilman, Steve Martin and Fred Strong will each attend, as will Atascadero City Council candidates Roberta Fonzi, Tom O’Malley and Ann Ketcherside.