Elk Grove News Podcasts - California State Senate District 8 candidate forum

 California State Senate District 8 forum participants and candidates Rafa Garcia (left), Dave Jones and Katie Hanzlik (second right) who stood in for Angelique Ashby, moderator Tracie Stafford (center) and Anna Ioakimedes of The Women Democrats of Sacramento County. |  

 

On Thursday, April 21st, The Women Democrats of Sacramento County, National Women’s Political Caucus of Sacramento and the Capital Women’s Campaign sponsored a debate for the three candidates - all Democrats - for the California State Senate District 8.

Those candidates are Angelique Ashby, Rafa Garcia and Dave Jones.

The format was changed to a town hall style meeting because one of the candidates, Sacramento Vice Mayor Ashby was diagnosed with COVID just hours prior to the event.

Rather than cancel the meeting, Ashby’s campaign manager Katie Nazlik spoke on her behalf. We wish the vice mayor a speedy recovery.

The discussion was moderated by the chairperson of the Sacramento County Democratic Party, Ms. Traci Stafford.

We have provided a list of the questions for a guide.  Towards the middle of the discussion Stafford’s voice did not record property, so the list of questions can provide a point of reference.

There were five general topics covered in the forum

  • Women’s issues
  • Housing
  • Climate Change
  • Violent Crime
  • And Equity

In addition to the prepared questions, there were questions submitted by the audience. We have not included that recording as the audience questions were inaudible.

We hope you find this recording useful as you determine how you will cast your vote.

Listen Time 58 minutes 30 seconds


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