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Mayor, Council candidates to participate on panel Thursday, September 16

August 25, 2010 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has invited all candidates running for mayor and city council to share their views in a free public forum on Thursday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. Thus far, both of the  mayoral candidates and five of the six Council candidates have accepted the Chamber's invitation. They are:



Office of Mayor



• Incumbent Art Madrid
• Candidate Laura Lothian

City Council Candidates

• Incumbent Mark Arapostathis
• Candidate Patrick Dean
• Incumbent Ernie Ewin
• Candidate Kevin Rynearson
• Candidate Ian I. Shiff


Gary Clasen, a La Mesa business owner and leader, will serve as moderator. All candidates have been invited.


Although this is a FREE community an RSVP is requested so the Chamber will be sure to have adequate chairs and refreshments. RSVP by Monday, September 13th to: or 619-465-7700.