28th District Senate Candidates Face Off in Debate at CSULB

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28th district senate debate The League of Women Voters and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will sponsor debates for candidates running for the 28th Senatorial District on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid on the CSULB campus.  The public is welcome to attend.

The 28th Senatorial District Candidate Forum will take place from 3-5 p.m.  The format for the debate will include a three-minute opening statement, one-minute response to questions, one-minute rebut and a two-minute closing statement.  The Long Beach Area League of Women Voters will moderate the debate.

Eight candidates have qualified for the Feb. 15 special election to replace state Sen. Jenny Oropeza,  who died on Oct. 20.  Among the candidates are Democrats Ted Lieu and Kevin Thomas McGurk, Republicans Jeffrey E. Fortini, Martha Flores-Gibson, James P. Thompson and Bob Valentine, and third-party candidates Michael Chamness and Mark Lipman.

California’s 28th Senate district encompasses part of Los Angeles County, including all of Carson, Del Aire, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lennox, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Torrance, West Carson, and parts of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established by the U.S. Constitution.  The league works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.  Through its Voter Service, the league provides nonpartisan factual information on governmental and political party structures and functions, voting procedures, candidates and issues.

The League of Women Votes does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

Free parking will be available in Lot 13, right next to the Pyramid (enter from Atherton).  Questions related to the debate should be directed to the League of Women Voters at 562/432-5822.

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