Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Meet Candidates at Legislative Summit

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) More than a dozen candidates for federal, state, city and school governing board offices will discuss their hopes for the Inland Empire at a legislative summit sponsored by The Inland Empire Culture Alliance and Arrowhead Credit Union on Thursday October 23 at California State University, San Bernardino.

So far, the candidates who have accepted invitations to attend are:
• John Roberts, running for 43rd District Representative in the United States Congress
• Ameenah Fuller, running for 31st District in the California State Senate
• Mark Westwood, running for 63rd District in the California State Assembly
• Carl Wood, running for 65th District in the California State Assembly
• Alex Perez, running for Colton City Council, District 6
• Randall Ceniceros and Alen Ritchie, running for San Bernardino County Board of Education, Area E
• Damon Alexander and Willard Hughes, running for seats on the San Bernardino City Unified School District governing board
• Eufracia Boyle, Richard Boyle and John Futch, running for seats on the San Bernardino Community College governing board
• Corey Jackson, running for Rialto Unified School District governing board
• Jesus Jesse Sandoval, running for Fontana Unified School District governing board

Guests will have an opportunity to meet with these candidates one-on-one and ask them questions during the summit. The summit will take place from 6 p.m. to about 8 p.m. in the Lower Commons, Pine Room at Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino. The candidates will also provide written material about their campaigns.

All candidates in San Bernardino and Riverside counties were invited.

“The Inland Empire Cultural Alliance is an informal alliance of the ethnic Chambers of Commerce throughout the Inland Empire,” said Dolores Armstead, vice president of the Inland Empire African-American Chamber of Commerce. “We have formed the alliance to provide a format for our communities to meet their future legislators and to be heard,” she added.

The alliance will provide refreshments. For more information, call (909) 888-5223 or email info@ieaacc.com.