UCLA to co-host candidate forum for L.A. County Board 5th District, May 14 at CSUN

UCLA; California State University, Northridge; the Valley Industry and Commerce Association; and Los Angeles Universal Preschool are hosting a candidate forum for Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District. Candidates are vying to replace outgoing Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who has held the position for almost 40 years.

The forum will be moderated by Warren Olney, host of KCRW-FM’s “To the Point” and “Olney in L.A.” It will focus on the candidates’ positions on transportation, law enforcement, health care, taxes, land use development and other issues.

The Los Angeles County Supervisors oversee a county budget of more than $28 billion, representing more than 10 million people in almost 100 cities. The 5th District stretches from Gorman in the north to Alhambra in the south, and from Val Verde to the west to Lake Los Angeles in the east. The primary election will take place June 7.


Kathryn Barger, chief deputy, office of Supervisor Antonovich
Elan Carr, deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County
Mitchell Englander, councilmember, City of Los Angeles
Robert Huff, California state senator
Ara Najarian, mayor, city of Glendale
Darrell Park, entrepreneur

Tom Hogen-Esch, professor of political science, California State University, Northridge
Elsa Jacobsen, policy and budget analyst, Los Angeles Universal Preschool
Brian Taylor, professor of urban planning; director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA


Saturday, May 14, 2016
10 a.m. Doors open
10:30 a.m. Program


Plaza Del Sol Concert Hall (map)
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street


Free parking will be available at Lot G3. All who RSVP will receive a parking permit. For more information, please contact the media representatives.


Max Reyes, California State University, Northridge, 818-677-2123
Jonathan Van Dyke, UCLA, 619-549-7631

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