Do You Have Questions for Local Candidates? Irvine Watchdog Announces Candidate Forum



Irvine Watchdog is excited to announce our third Irvine Mayor and Council Candidate Forum. This online event will be live-streamed on Thursday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM. All ballot-qualified candidates running for Mayor or City Council are invited to attend. For a list of candidates, click HERE.

More details to follow.

Submit Your Questions

This is an important opportunity to hear directly from the candidates as we enter the final weeks before the election on November 8th. Unlike other candidate forums, all the questions in this forum come from you. Please let us know what issues matter most to you and submit any questions you would like us to ask the candidates by completing a brief questionnaire. Please share the link below with other Irvine residents — we appreciate your helping us hear from as many people as possible.

To submit your questions, CLICK HERE.

Moderator Dr. Richard A. Matthew

UC Irvine’s esteemed Dr. Richard A. Matthew is moderating this year’s event. Among his many distinctions, Dr. Matthew is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation at UC Irvine. He is also a Senior Fellow at IISD in Geneva; a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding; a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, and co-chair of its Task Force on Conservation, Migration, and Conflict; and the Vice-President of the Environmental  Peacebuilding Association.

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