Everybody is invited to attend the candidates’ forum on Sunday, October 16.
Written by AMY FAN / Published October 14, 2011
In preparation for the November 8 school board election, the Temple City Voice and the Junior State of America club at Temple City High School will host a forum for the candidates this Sunday, October 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The six candidates include Rachel LaSota, Janet Rhee, Robert Ridley, Ken Knollenberg, Kien Tiet, and Matthew Wong. They will run for three spots on the Temple City Board of Education.
The third biennial school board candidates’ forum will be held in the 601 building at Temple City High School. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. JSA will moderate the event.
JSA Event Organizer Justin Lin hopes that it will be a productive event for both the candidates and attendees.
“I definitely hope people will get good insight on the candidates when attending this forum,” said Lin. “You can get a good sense on what each candidate is like by hearing them talk.”
The forum will be the third school board candidates’ forum. In total, both JSA and TCV have co-sponsored four candidates’ forum for local City Council and School Board elections since 2007. It is now a tradition that raises community awareness of local politics in Temple City.
“The problem with the upcoming elections and attention focused on them is that you don’t really get too much of a chance to get to meet them and know them,” said Lin. “It’s good to get to know a candidate that will choose your best interests.”
All candidates have confirmed their attendance. Former School Board Member Emilie Cales is no longer a candidate.