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Congressional Candidates Meet In April 25 Forum


There will be a forum for candidates running for Representative to Congress, District 10, later this month. All candidates, Republican, Independent and Democrat have been invited. The forum will be Wednesday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Bianchi Community Center, 110 South Second Ave., Oakdale.

The evening will be open to the public and will be run by the League of Women Voter and the local American Association of University Women - Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch (AAUW-ORE).

Each person will have a few minutes to explain his/her platform. The audience will submit written questions for candidates to answer. The candidates will have time for final comments. The League of Women Voters and AAUW are non-partisan groups and hope to give the public a chance to make an informed voting decision.

“Our citizens need to know that preserving democracy is not a spectator sport. Every vote is important,” stated chair Judy Kropp. “We look forward to seeing local people participating in an evening of sharing ideas and solutions.”

Candidates invited to participate in the forum for Congressional representative in District 10 include:

Republicans: Jeff Denham - Modesto, Incumbent, and Ted Howze – Turlock.

Democrats: Mike Barkley - Manteca, Michael Eggman - Turlock, Josh Harder - Modesto, Virginia Madueno - Riverbank, and Sue Zwahlen – Modesto.

Independent: Scott Shoblom - Modesto.

Call 209-480-0387 for more information about the upcoming candidate forum or the local AAUW ORE branch.