Media Advisory for Friday, Feb. 21, 2020:
CSUN to Host Candidate Forum for Congressional District 25

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What:            Ten of the candidates who have thrown their hats into the race to represent Congressional District 25 will take part in a forum co-hosted by California State University, Northridge and the College of the Canyons.

The forum is expected to feature a robust discussion on the communities that make up the 25thCongressional District — Santa Clarita Valley, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley.

The forum will be streamed live on Cal State Northridge’s YouTube Channel

When:           5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Where:          Northridge Center in the University Student Union

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91330

(The University Student Union is located on the east side of the campus, off Zelzah Avenue.)

Who:             Candidates:

Democrat Robert Cooper III, university professor

Democrat Getro F. Elize, patient resource worker

Republican Mike Garcia, small businessman and father

Republican Courtney Lackey, mother and businesswoman

Republican David Lozano, attorney and business owner

Republican Daniel Mercuri, business owner and father

Democrat F. David Rudnick, business owner

Democrat Christy Smith, California Assemblywoman and mother

Democrat Cenk Uygur, progressive journalist

Democrat Aníbal Valdéz-Ortega, attorney and community organizer


Rafael De La Rosa, assistant vice president for government and

community relations at CSUN

Julio César Ortiz, reporter for Univision 34 Los Angeles, KMEX

Elex Michaelson, FOX 11 news anchor and host and producer of the political

talk show “The Issue Is”

Media Contact: Carmen Ramos Chandler, CSUN Media Relations, (818) 677-2130

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