Editor’s note: I read this with interest in The Union: all the media and local candidates jumping on the bandwagon to participate in a tea party-sponsored candidate forum.
In fact, the local tea party leaders are vocally endorsing some of the candidates. They have donated money, are listed in the endorsements and signed judicial recall petitions – hardly nonpartisan. It costs $5 to go, though for a good cause. (What about the fee to rent the Vet Hall?) But the League of Women Voters is offering its own forums for free.
The Nevada County Tea Party will sponsor a nonpartisan candidate forum 6 to 9 p.m. April 25 at the Grass Valley Memorial Veterans Hall.
The event features a full menu of political candidates for county, state and national offices.
The Union, KNCO, KVMR and Yubanet.com will have representatives to moderate the forum.
The public may submit questions to those media outlets.
Tickets for the event are $5 at the door with proceeds being donated to veterans organizations.
Candidates that have agreed to appear include Nate Beason, Sue McGuire, Ed Scofield, Richard Anderson, Tom Anderson George Smyrnos, Rick Bosetti, Brian Dahle, David Edwards, Charley Hooper, Sam Aanestad, Gregory Cheadle, Michael Dacquisto, Doug LaMalfa, Jim Reed and Pete Stiglich.
From The League of Women Voters:
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
NEVADA COUNTY CANDIDATES’ FORUMS – JUNE 5, 2012 PRIMARY ELECTION
Forums will be presented at the
Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chambers
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City
Thursday, April 19 – 7pm to 9pm: State Assembly District 1
Monday, April 30 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Board of Supervisors, Districts 1 and 5
8:10 pm to 9 pm: Superior Court Judge, Seat 1
Tuesday, May 8 – 7 pm to 9 pm: United States House of Representatives, District 1
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