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Debate Set For Tonight For Ventura County’s 26th District Congressional Seat

Posted on Monday, May 7, 2012 10:37am

A debate involving a congressional seat in Ventura County which political observers say could be one of the most interesting races in the region this year is set to take place tonight (5/7).

There are six candidates seeking the 26th District Congressional Seat.

They include Republican State Senator Tony Strickland of Moorpark;
Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, who’s running as an independent; Democratic Assemblywoman Julia Brownley of Oak Park; Democrat businessman Albert Maxwell Goldberg of Ventura; Oxnard Harbor District Commissioner, and Democrat Jess Herrera; and Westlake Village businessman, and Democrat David Cruz Thayne.

The congressional seat is a new one, created by reapportionment, so there’s no incumbent. Another big twist is the change in state law which means that the two candidates who get the most votes in the June primary will face off in November, regardless of party affiliation.

The forum takes place at 7 tonight, at California Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center, in Thousand Oaks. It’s open to the public, and free.

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