Those interested in finding out more about candidates running for the Pasadena Unified School District and Pasadena City Council are welcome to a free public forum at Pasadena City College Thursday.
ACT, the oldest and largest progressive political organization in the San Gabriel Valley, is hosting the forum in cooperation with Andrew Bott, Vice President for Business Affairs of the Associated Students of PCC, according to a release.
Former Sierra Madre mayor John Buchanan will moderate the forum, which will be filmed by the Pasadena Community Network for rebroadcast over the following weeks.
The forum begins at 7 p.m. at PCC’s Creveling Lounge, Building CC (1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena).
Pasadena City Council candidates that will attend are:
Ishmael Trone, Businessman/Financial Consultant
John J. Kennedy, Senior VP Nonprofit
Nicholas Benson, Minister/Educator
Victor M. Gordo, Councilmember/Attorney
Israel Estrada, Nonprofit Executive Director
(Terry Tornek, the incumbent City Councilmember in District 7, is running unopposed, so he will not be speaking at the forum.)
Attending PUSD school board candidates in the newly re-drawn districts are:
District 1 (Represents majority of Altadena)
Kimberly Kenne, PUSD School Board Member
Dean Cooper Information Technology Consultant
Another forum for District 1 PUSD candidates will be held in Altadena later this month. See more information here.
Guillermo Arce, Human Services Administrator
Tyron Hampton, Project Manager
Ruben Hueso, Public School Educator
Deirdra Duncan, Foster Parent
Elizabeth Pomeroy, PUSD School Board Member
Stella Murga Director, Youth Center
Scott Phelps, PUSD Board of Education
Luis Carlos Ayala, Attorney/Educator
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