Free Forum at UC Riverside to Feature 41st District Congressional Candidates

Incumbent Democrat Mark Takano and Republican challenger, Riverside City Councilman Steve Adams, to answer questions

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Congressman Mark Takano (left) and Councilman Steve Adams (right) will answer questions during a free public forum on Oct. 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the UCR Extension Center. Photo courtesy of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

Story by Elaine Regus

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The two candidates bidding to represent the 41st Congressional District will exchange views and discuss topics, ideas and issues affecting the Inland Empire in a free public forum Oct. 23.

Incumbent Democrat Mark Takano and Republican challenger, Riverside City Councilman Steve Adams, will answer questions during the forum hosted by UCR Extension in partnership with the UCR School of Public Policy. The forum runs from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside. Complimentary parking will be available in the Extension Center parking structure and in Parking Lot 51.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for voters to meet the candidates and to hear their positions on issues that are of vital interest and importance to residents of the region,” said Sandra Richards, UCR Extension’s director of arts and humanities, and science, law and health.

The 41st district encompasses the cities of Riverside, Perris, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley and surrounding areas. Both Takano and Adams have a long history of public service in the area. Takano was a teacher and Riverside Community College District trustee and Adams is serving his third term on the Riverside City Council.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute instructor Robert Garafalo will moderate the forum. Panelists include: Mindy Marks, UCR associate professor of economics; Karthick Ramakrishnan, UCR professor of political science, and Jeff Horseman, political reporter for The Press-Enterprise.

The event is one in a continuing series of Windows on the World forums featuring timely, thought-provoking and provocative topics.

Registration can be completed online at www.extension.ucr.edu; by phone at (951) 827-4105 or toll free (800) 442-4990, or by mail or in person at the UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside.

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