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Call for questions on upcoming BenitoLink – Farm Bureau Election Forum

BenitoLink and Farm Bureau seeking questions from the community for the local June Primary Election Forums being held May 3.

This article was written by Leslie David, BenitoLink Executive Director.

BenitoLink and the San Benito County Farm Bureau are once again hosting Election Forums. The first, for the June primary election, will be Thursday May 3 at 6:30p.m. The free forum will be held at Hollister City Council Chamber at 375 Fifth Street.

Community members are invited to send in questions for consideration. Please be sure to note which political race your questions refer to and send them via email to Leslie David – [email protected]

Candidates for the following races have been invited to participate in the forum: 

  • State Senate District 12
  • State Assembly District 30
  • Judge of Superior Court Number 2
  • San Benito County Supervisor District 3
  • San Benito County Supervisor District 4
  • Sheriff- Coroner
  • Treasurer-Tax Collector
  • Measures A, B and C

These forums are being held as a service to San Benito County residents. BenitoLink's goal is to provide all candidates a fair and unbiased opportunity to share their ideas with the public. 

No candidates will be given questions prior to the election forum. 

The event is hosted by BenitoLink and the San Benito County Farm Bureau. Media partner CMAP-TV will be filming the event.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Community Foundation for San Benito County, Benito Valley Farms, and San Benito County Eye Care in Hollister. Thanks to these organizations, BenitoLink will provide thorough election coverage and will publish on BenitoLink video clips on each race, in order to help voters learn more about the candidates and measures.

BenitoLink is here to serve the community and provide answers to your questions and give you the information you need.

As a nonprofit, BenitoLink relies on your support and the support of our sponsors to continue producing journalism in our community's interest. Donate one time or become a monthly sustaining member so we can keep giving you election coverage and provide regular investigative articles. Remember, we are a nonprofit so check with your employer and see if they will provide a match to your donation. Support BenitoLink so you get the coverage you deserve.









Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.