Candidates’ Forum Rescheduled to Earlier Time

The forum will now take place from 4:30 to 6:30 PM on October 24. The last day to register to vote is October 19.

Written by SOPHIA CHANG / Published October 16, 2009

The 2009 School Board Candidates Forum, originally planned to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will now take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

It will still be held on Saturday, October 24, in Room 601 at Temple City High School.

The forum was moved due to a scheduling conflict with one of the candidates.

To provide citizens with the most complete forum and to give the candidates an equal opportunity to address the public, the Temple City High School Junior State of America (JSA) and the Temple City Voice (TCV) rescheduled the forum to an earlier time.

JSA Co-President Christine Keung comments, “JSA and TCV really wanted all three candidates to be able to attend the forum, because both organizations hope to provide the best experience possible for the citizens of Temple City. Both organizations have done their best to accommodate all the schedules.”

“First, I would strongly encourage everyone to make an effort to attend the candidates’ forum. Both JSA and the Temple City Voice are working hard to inform the entire community about the time change,” says Matthew Wong, founder of the Temple City Voice. “I would also like to apologize in advance for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.”

He explains that the changes were made “for full representation from all the candidates running for School Board.”

 “We firmly believe it is important for the community to be informed and active. The forum is an opportunity for the voters to listen to the School Board candidates. Please, take a few hours off to come to our forum and remember to bring your family and friends! To the Asian (and Asian American youth) community, I strongly urge you to come out and ask questions.”

The three candidates, Kenneth Knollenberg, Matt Smith and Joe Walker are running in the November 3, 2009 school board elections. The Voice is also publishing school board candidate interviews, which can also be found online.

Monday, October 19, is the last day to register to vote for this election.

For more information, please contact the Temple City Voice at (626) 377-2837 or at


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