As the Nov. 8 general election nears, candidate forums are being held across Simi Valley so voters can learn more about who’s running for office.
Chamber of Commerce
The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum Thur., Oct. 6 at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way.
Organizers said attendees will have an opportunity to hear from candidates running for Simi Valley City Council Districts 2 and 4, Simi Valley mayor, Ventura County supervisor District 4, as well as candidates running for state Assembly District 42, and US Congressional District 26.
The program begins at 5:30 pm and candidates will be available for a meet-and-greet after the forum.
Candidates will answer preselected questions live.
The Simi Valley Chamber is seeking potential questions for the candidates from the public. Questions can be submitted to [email protected]
The event is free, but preregistration to attend is required as space is limited, organizers said.
To register, go online to simichamber.org. For more information, contact the Chamber at (805) 526-3900.
In the Knolls
The Santa Susana Knolls Homeowners Association invites residents to attend an in-person candidate forum.
The event will be focused on the race for Ventura County Supervisor District 4. Candidates Janice Parvin and Bernardo Perez are scheduled to participate, organizers said.
Attendees will be able to meet the candidates and ask questions.
The forum is scheduled for Mon., Oct. 10 at 7 pm at the Old Knolls Fire Station, 1262 Cypress St., Simi Valley. No registration is required.
A virtual panel discussion featuring candidates running for Simi Valley mayor, City Council Districts 2 and 4, as well as Simi Valley Unified School District Areas D and E and two open seats on the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District board, will take place from 6. :30 to 8:30 pm Oct. 15.
All contenders running for those seats are invited, said Aleyah Ewing, who will moderate the forum.
Candidates who have accepted the invitation so far are Joe Ayala, Robert Clarizio and Mary Poitier (mayor), Sean Weisman (City Council District 2), Nancy Mason and Eric Lundstrom (City Council District 4), Kristina Pine (School Board Area D). , Dawn Smollen (School Board Area E) and Ed Abele, Brian Dennert, Mark Johnson and Daniel S. Cooper (Park Board).
To avoid bias, all questions will be chosen ahead of time by Simi Valley residents.
In order to give candidates adequate time to prepare, questions must be submitted before Oct 7. Any questions received after that will not be considered.
For more information, go to bit. ly/SVCandidateForum2022
Simi PTA forum
The Simi Valley PTA/PTSA Council is hosting a forum from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Sept. 29 in the City Council chambers, 2929 Tapo Canyon Blvd. All candidates running for school board were invited.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Ventura County is hosting both online and in-person forums. All of the forums are free and open to the public. Registration is required.
A virtual forum for Simi Valley mayor took place Sept. 22; a forum for Simi Council Districts 2 and 4 will be announced soon.
Supervisor District 4 candidates are slated to participate in a forum Tues., Oct. 4 at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.
To register, go online to LwvVenturaCounty.org.