Nov 7 2011

Piedmont Candidates Forum Set For Nov. 29

Early Chance to Hear Council and School Board Candidates

Update:  The November 29th forum has been cancelled.  See article.

Piedmont Civic Association (PCA) will host a public forum for City Council and Board of Education candidates to introduce themselves to Piedmont voters.

The Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 29, in the Piedmont City Council Chambers, from 7 to 9 p.m. 

This informational event will give Piedmonters an early chance to hear from the candidates running for the City Council and the Board of Education.  Following a question and answer session, moderated by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

The three candidates running for two seats on the City Council are: Margaret Fujioka (incumbent), Robert McBain, and Timothy Rood.  The four candidates running for three seats on the Board of Education are: Jon Elliott, Sarah Pearson, Richard Raushenbush (incumbent), and Andrea Swenson.  The Piedmont election will be held on February 7, 2012.

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Cheng, a Piedmont resident,  served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California and as Deputy Chief of the Civil Division. From 1997 to 2003, he was a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.  Judge  Cheng received his law degree from Yale School of Law in 1992 and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in history from Columbia University. He and his family have lived in Piedmont for 12 years.

The Piedmont Civic Association does not endorse candidates, and this is a non-partisan event.


One Response to “Piedmont Candidates Forum Set For Nov. 29”

  1. As a long time member of the League of Women Voters of Piedmont, I look forward to the coming Candidate Forums of both the PCA and the LWVP. The LWV has encouraged multiple public events where all candidates can present their views to the voters.

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