To connect South Gate voters with the contenders in the City Council race, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles (LWVLA), the League Women Voters of Whittier, and the South Gate Patch Latino will hosted a candidates forum Feb. 25.
All three candidates showed up to participate in the 90-minute forum, which will give the community an opportunity to explore key issues in the race. Issues included: Walmart, the city's sale tax measure, education, gun control, the possibility of contracting out the city's Police Department and more.
Candidates are vying for two open City Council seats on the March 5 ballot. Two are seeking re-election, while one is making a first run for public office.
The candidates are Bill De Witt (Incumbent); Gil Hurtado (Incumbent) and Ricardo Reyes.
The forum has been broken up into multiple videos, with a short video devoted to the candidates answer to each question from the moderator or the audience. The introduction and the candidates' closing statements can also be viewed above.