El Cerrito Dem Club Candidate Forum Open to Public

The August 2014 ECDC Candidate Forum

Come to this open pub­lic event on Saturday, August 27 for any­one to hear and ask ques­tions of can­di­dates for lo­cal races that the El Cerrito Democratic Club takes a po­si­tion on, like the race for two seats on the West Contra Costa USD Board and the race for the Area 1 seat on the Contra Costa County Board of Education.


10am – 3pm
Saturday, August 27
El Cerrito High School Cafeteria (fully ac­ces­si­ble, great lo­ca­tion, lots of free, on-street park­ing)

Tentative sched­ule of can­di­date fo­rums for races (come at least 10 min­utes early):

AC Transit At-Large, 11:0011:20
BART Districts 3 and 7, 11:2012:20
Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 12:201:05
West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, 1:052:05
Kensington Police Protection & Community Services, 2:052:50
El Cerrito City Council, 2:503:30

Here is the full El Cerrito Democratic Club post­ing on the event: AUGUST 27 ENDORSEMENT MEETING: SCHEDULE AND DETAILS.

Fostering Openness in Elections

The El Cerrito Democratic Club is a mem­ber­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion open only to reg­is­tered Democrats that only en­dorses reg­is­tered Democrats, but they have set up their en­dorse­ment process to be ben­e­fi­cial to a wider au­di­ence as part of their com­mit­ment to open­ness and an in­formed elec­torate.

  • Non-mem­bers of all po­lit­i­cal stripes are wel­come and have full par­tic­i­pa­tion rights to lis­ten and write up ques­tions for can­di­dates. They just can’t vote on the en­dorse­ments.
  • Candidates who can’t be en­dorsed be­cause they aren’t reg­is­tered as Democrats can still speak as part of the fo­rum.
  • The space it­self is large enough so that, if you’re a lit­tle shy, you don’t have to feel like you’ll stand out by at­tend­ing.

Candidate Statements

Here are the can­di­date state­ments from the ECDC site for the two races I cover in this blog:

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