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.


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, 11:00 – 11:20
BART Districts 3 and 7, 11:20 – 12:20
Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 12:20 – 1:05
West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, 1:05 – 2:05
Kensington Police Protection & Community Services, 2:05 – 2:50
El Cerrito City Council, 2:50 – 3:30

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: