Photo: top left to right: Ammar Campa-Najjar, Patrick Malloy, Hannah Gbeh, Josh Butner, Gloria Chadwick, Glenn Jensen, Pierre “Pete” Beauregard
By Miriam Raftery
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April 21, 2017 (San Diego’s East County)—Seven Democratic candidates running for the seat currently held by Republican Duncan Hunter participated in a lively forum last night hosted by the East County Democratic Club. After opening statements, by each candidate they fielded questions on women’s rights, healthcare, public education, protecting minorities, digital privacy, as well as their backgrounds, financing and organizing strengths. Many other issues were also addressed by this diverse and articulate array of candidates seeking to represent the 50th Congressional district.
The field includes a former Navy Seal, a farmer, a nurse, an ex-Navy medic, rural planning board members, a Hispanic and Arab-American activist in the Obama administration, a realtor, a computer data expert, an environmnetalist, and more -- with several candidates having background in multiple fields.
Watch for our detailed analysis of the forum coming later.