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Reminder: Elk Grove Candidates' Night Election Forum is Tonight

Mayoral and school board candidates will meet on Sept. 17 in Elk Grove.

[Editor's note: This article was originally published on Aug. 28]

Knowing the candidates is the most important part of any election season, and local voters will get a chance to hear the views of Elk Grove's candidates Monday night.

Elk Grove News, Elk Grove Patch and the Sacramento Bee will host a forum, Elk Grove Candidates' Night, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 9175 W. Stockton Blvd.

Click here to RSVP for the event; attendance is limited to 300 people.

Access Sacramento will be filming the event for a later broadcast (it will not be shown live) as part of its Hometown TV program.

Candidates running for Elk Grove mayor and the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education will have time to share their positions and answer questions from moderators and audience members.

Six people are vying to be the city's first directly elected mayor, while a total of eight candidates are competing for three contested trustee seats on the school district's board. One school board seat is uncontested, with incumbent Chet Madison running unopposed.

Note: Mayoral candidate Greg Higley has announced he will not be able to attend the forum.

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What questions should we ask the candidates? Post a comment below and let us know.

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Elaine Lee September 17, 2012 at 04:16 PM
For School Board Candidates: Do you believe teachers' evaluations should be based primarily on student test scores? Do you understand the arguements for granting teachers Tenure? Are you for comprehensive age appropriate sex education in our schools? Do you believe that Intelligent Design or Creationism should be taught in science classes? Do you think we should have school prayer? Should the arts be considered as important as the "3 Rs?"
M.Legison September 17, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Cody, do you have a list of the candidates that have committed to this forum? Thanks.
Cody Kitaura (Editor) September 17, 2012 at 05:34 PM
M., all of the mayoral candidates except Greg Higley have confirmed, and all the school board candidates have confirmed - but Theresa Beals just told me she may not make it due to some unforeseen circumstances.
Cody Kitaura (Editor) September 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM
To be clear, for mayor that's: Jerry Braxmeyer, Sophia Scherman, Lynn Wheat, Gary Davis and LaWanna Montgomery. For school board: Area 1: Susan A. Parvis, James Letoa and Tony Perez. Area 6: Jake Rambo and Steve Ly. Area 7: Alfred "Al" Rowlett, Carmine S. Forcina and Theresa Beals.
M.Legison September 17, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Well done, and good for you. Thanks, Cody.
Felicia Mello September 17, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Great questions, Elaine. I'm sure our panelists are taking note.

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