October 13, 2016 (El Cajon )-- Mega Network has created a video montage with highlights from the recent El Cajon candidate forum at Grossmont College. Seven candidates fielded questions from moderators and the audience on a wide range of issues, from the recent police shooting to reopeningthe East County Performing Arts Center to ideas for strengthening the community
Candidates participating were Stephanie Harper, Ben Kalasho, Humbert Cabrera, Steve Goble, George Glover,Joseph Fountain and Vickie Knight Butcher, all challengers. (Photos below) Incumbents Bob McClellan and Star Bales did not attend,nor did challenge Paul Circo.
The debate was moderated by Miriam Raftery, editor of East County Magazine, Karen Pearlman, reporter for the San Diego-Union Tribune, Albert Fulcher, editor of the East County Californian, and Marya Fani, broadcast journalist at Mega Network.
Note: The poor audio quality is due to an error by a Grossmont College technician who did not properly set up the audio hookup. As a result, only audio through a camera was recorded, and much of the tape was barely audible. We are working to create a transcript of the full debate soon.