BRAWLEY – The Hidalgo Society, Inc. is hosting a political forum on Thursday, March 20th, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Hidalgo Hall located at Â 410 S. Cesar Chavez St (corner of I and Cesar Chavez st) in Brawley.
All county wide candidates have been invited as well as Imperial County Supervisor District 5 incumbent Ray Castillo and candidates Kevin McFadden and Wally Leimgruber.
The Hidalgo Society, Inc., is a non-profit community based organization promoting public participation in the democratic process and does not endorse individual candidates.
The purpose of the forum is to have publicÂ participationÂ and informed voters. Â Registration forms will be available for anyone wishing to register to vote. Â For more information contact President Rusty Garcia at (760) 587-1319.
Forum Schedule and Format are listed Below.
6:30 pm Â Welcome and Forum format procedures and rules: Â MC
Format: Â Three Minute Introduction by each candidate
Question and Answer period: Â one minute per question
Questions will be prepared by Hidalgo Society members and forum audience may submit questions for consideration by forum committee.
There will be a two minute closing statement by each candidate in reverse order of openingÂ statement.
The Hidalgo Society Timer will be visible to candidates when they are on stage and there display signs with a one minute time warning for openingÂ andÂ Â closingÂ statements as well as at thirty and ten seconds warnings for the opening and closingÂ statements Â and the question- answer period. Â The timer will raise sign when time is over. The emcee willÂ stop any candidate who does not stop.
Order of Forum: Â (Tentative)
Public Adminsitrator: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Saikhon, Legaspi, Durham
County Assessor: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Zaragoza, Menveille, Ball
Superintendent of Schools: Â Â Â Mallory/Finnell
Judges: Â Â (Three minute Introduction only):
Bermudez, Smith, Henderson, Quan,
IID: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dessert/D. McFadden
Supervisor District 5: Â Â Â Castillo/K McFadden/Leimgruber
Sheriff: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Loera/Macken