Final 3rd District Candidate Forum Tonight

Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club will be the site of the final 3rd District Candidate Forum which promises to be the interesting by far. The biggest group is seeking the seat in the 3rd District, which stretches from Isla Vista through the Gaviota coast and Santa Ynez Valley and north to Guadalupe. Those candidates are Bob Field, Jay Freeman, Joan Hartmann, Karen Jones and Bruce Porter. Current Supervisor Doreen Farr is retiring after eight years.

Only Field, Hartmann and Jones will be present at this forum. Porter had a previous engagement and Freeman didn’t return our requests to see if he will be attending.

The forums have been covering a wide range of topics in the Santa Ynez Valley from wineries, agriculture, events, short-term rental vacation homes, allowable uses, water rights and issues, property rights and more.

Tonight’s forum will from from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club located at 429 Leslie Street. This event is sponsored by Frequency Wines and Dumetz Wines.

The primary election will be on June 7. If the race is not a close decision the candidate will be elected, however if it’s too close to call then it will go to the November ballot.