The "Use Your Voice" political forum put on by BenitoLink and the San Benito County Farm Bureau can be viewed online on CMAP-TV. The forum was held on May 12 in the Hollister City Council chambers.
The forum was well-attended, with approximately 60 people listening to the candidates. A short reception was held afterwards, where attendees were able to ask candidates and the Yes on Measure P representative questions.
Congressional candidates were the first group to answer questions posed by the hosts, Dara Tobias and Mirian Martinez. Casey Lucius, Joe Williams and Jack Digby attended the event. Jimmy Panetta was unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts and Barbara Honegger cancelled due to a death in the family.
District 30 Assembly candidates were the next group to respond to questions. All assembly candidates attended the event, with Georgia Acosta, Anna Caballero, Karina Cervantez-Alejo and John Nevill responding to questions.
District 1 county supervisor candidates Mark Medina and Mark Starritt responded to questions next. With Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velasquez speaking in favor Measure P. There were no representatives available to oppose Measure P.
Shorter segments for each race/measure will be available on BenitoLink soon.
The CMAP recording of the "Use Your Voice" Forum can be found on this link: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01268&video=276315