All-candidates Congressional Debate Set for April 17

Public is invited to face-off of 2nd Congressional District hopefuls at 7 p.m. at Dominican University in San Rafael.


If you want a chance to see and hear all or most of the 12 candidates -- Democrat and Republican -- for the open seat in the new 2nd Congressional District April 17 will be one of the big windows of opportunity before the California primary elections on June 5.

Dominican University of California and the League of Women Voters of Marin County will host a debate on at 7 p.m. April 17 among all registered candidates for the newly drawn 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma.

In North Sonoma County -- including Healdsburg, Windsor and Cloverdale -- the new district also includes much of the territory previously represented by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson.which does not include the North Coast except for Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park.

The debate will be held in Angelico Hall starting at 7 p.m. and will last for 90 minutes. The debate will be open to the public and moderated by Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy.

The final format will be determined based on the who are able to attend.

In North Sonoma County, the contest so far has appeared to focus on three Democrats: State Assemblyman ; San Rafael entrepreneur; and West Marin County antiwar activist

All three have garnered substantial local backers and endorsements. All three have also held rallies and fundraisers in Healdsburg in recent weeks.

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To see a lineup of candidates, click here.

For information on and directions to Dominican University, visit www.dominican.edu


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