Candidate Forum to be Held August 8

The League of Women Voters® of the Redding Area (LWVRA) and the Shasta Community Access Channels (SCAC.TV) will be co-sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the special primary election scheduled for August 27 to fill the vacant State Assembly, District 1 seat. That forum will be held on Thursday, August 8, at the Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street in Redding from 6 to 8 p.m. The doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m.

This forum will be moderated by the LWVRA and attendees will have the opportunity to submit written questions to be asked of the candidates. The forum will be live-streamed and recorded for rebroadcast on the Public Access Channel. There will also be links to the recording on both the LWVRA’s and the SCAC’s websites following the forum.

There are five candidates running for this vacancy. They are (in alphabetic order): Elizabeth Betancourt, Megan Dahle, Patrick Jones, Lane Rickard and Joseph Turner. Three are residents of Shasta County and two are residents of Lassen County. All candidates have confirmed that they will participate.

For additional information please contact Susan Wilson at

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Randy says:

    Will the LWV finally choose questions regarding AGW? So far they have declined to choose questions about AGW or the environmental destruction of clearcutting in our area. Anyone who denies the scientific realities of AGW should not be elected to office and any elected officials who cling to the ignorance of denial should be fired without benefits.

  2. Avatar Bruce Vojtecky says:

    Elizabeth Warren held a town hall meeting in Tempe last night. She said the three items atop her agenda are climate change, immigration and gun safety. She stated climate change is the number one threat to all living creatures on Earth. She said America needs to develop the techknowledge to combat AGW and export it to the rest of the world, for free if necessary.

    • Avatar Randy says:

      I agree with her. It has been a frustrating couple of decades as AGW has not even been a topic of debate in any elections and now here we are fighting a calculating extraction monster(Trump/GOP) who not only deny scientific reality but are working overtime to hide and destroy evidence while killing further climate research.