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Senate District 1 Candidate Forum (VIDEO)


California State University, Sacramento

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Sacramento State is sponsoring a California Senatorial Candidates Forum, Wed., October 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union, Ballroom I. This is the second forum sponsored by the University this month and will help voters compare the candidates’ respective positions on the issues and to make  informed choices on Nov 2.

The Senate District 1 forum will be moderated by Sacramento State Professor Val Smith of the Communication Studies Department.

Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova Democratic Mayor Ken Cooley have agreed to attend. Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, and former Republican Assemblywoman and current member of board of equalization, Barbara Alby have been invited.

The District 1 forum will be transmitted via live video streaming, courtesy of Sacramento State’s Academic Technology and Creative Services in tandem with Information Resources and Technology. The program will also be posted on the University’s news page. Live-streaming is important because this sprawling senate district encompasses 12 counties.

Comprehensive coverage is consistent with the CSU system’s public-service mandate that political forums and debates be presented on campuses during an election cycle. It also dovetails with Destination 2010, President Alexander Gonzalez’ goal of strengthening the bond between campus and community.