The six candidates for the newly formed 26th Congressional district seat will meet for a debate Monday at California Lutheran University.
Questions will focus on key issues of national importance—such as job creation, education, immigratoin and transportation—as they relate to the local community.
The candidates are Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, running independently; Sen. Tony Strickland, the race's only Republican and Democrats Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, real estate agent Albert Maxwell Goldberg, Oxnard Harbor Commissioner Jess Herrera and businessman David Cruz Thayne.
For the first time, Californians will choose congressional candidates from a single primary ballot rather than selecting nominees for each party. The two candidates with the most votes in the June 5 primary will move on to the general election in November.
Cal Lutheran and the Acorn newspapers are sponsoring the debate, which will be moderated by John Loesding, Acorn managing editor, and Herb Gooch, director of CLU's masters in public policy and administration program.
The debate is free and open to the public. It takes place at 7 p.m May 7 in the Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, which is north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks Campus (next to the school's pool).
For more information, contact Gooch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-493-3348 or Kyle Jorrey at email@example.com.