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Let's go to the replay! City Council Candidate Forums
Recently, San José Arts Advocates hosted our first-ever series of candidate forums with the incumbents and challengers vying for City Council Districts 4 and 6 in the November 2020 elections, which could swing the balance of power on the council.
Over two nights in early September, we engaged the four candidates in a wide-ranging conversation around critical issues facing San José’s arts and cultural community, including funding, displacement, housing, taxes, COVID-19 recovery, and more.
Couldn’t watch live? Don’t worry, we recorded both sessions and posted them on our YouTube channel:
Watch the District 4 Candidate Forum (recorded 9/14/20)
Watch the District 6 Candidate Forum (recorded 9/9/20)
We’d like to thank candidates David Cohen & Lan Diep (District 4) and Dev Davis & Jake Tonkel (District 6) for taking the time to join us. And major kudos to our moderators Amanda Rawson & Mighty Mike McGee (D4) and Brendan Rawson & Usha Srinivasan (D6), all members of the SJAA Core Team.
If you’d like to learn more about the candidates, we encourage you to visit their websites:
- David Cohen – electdavidcohen.com
- Lan Diep – lanforsanjose.com
- Dev Davis – devdavis.com
- Jake Tonkel – jake4d6.com
And with less than 50 days before the November 3 election, make sure you have a plan to VOTE:
- Check your voter registration
- Look up your voting districts
- Learn about voting by mail
- Find a ballot drop-off site
Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with SJAA and city leaders around the future of arts and culture in San José!