Candidate Forums for the November 8, 2022 Election

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The following forums are available for viewing on this page or elsewhere. Those on this page were produced by LWV SJSC.
 

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Candidate Forum for Sheriff of Santa Clara County       Sept 21, 2022
 

The candidates for Sheriff of Santa Clara County are: 

  • Kevin Jensen            

  • Robert "Bob" Jonsen  
     

Watch and listen to the candidates respond to many questions in the forum produced by LWV San Jose/Santa Clara on September 21, 2022.  

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Jump to Parts of Forum Introduction: About the League of Women Voters and our work. 00:00 Start of Forum - Opening Statements: 05:16 Q1: Why do you want to be the Sheriff of Santa Clara County? 08:01 Q2: Would you change the process for getting permits for concealed weapons and if so, how? 10:12 Q3: Please describe your approach to civilian oversight to the Sheriff's department and explain your approach? 12:23 Q4: What arrangements would you propose to allow the Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring to access relevant records and information? What records, if any, should they not have access to? 14:31 Q5: What modifications would you make regarding incarceration and care of individuals displaying symptoms of mental illness? 17:01 Q6: What rehabilitation services should be offered to the incarcerated on their release? 19:19 Q7: What kind of policy regarding profiling during patrol stops would you institute? 21:34 Q8: What is your policy regarding the use of force by officers? 23:48 Q9: What would you to do improve morale in the Sheriff's department? 26:00 Q10: How would you improve communication between your office and the public defenders office? 28:17 Q11: What question do you wish I had asked you tonight ? 30:35 Closing statements: 33:20 More about Voting in Santa Clara County: 37:14

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Candidate Forum for Santa Clara County Supervisor District 1       Sept 28, 2022
 

The candidates for Supervisor of Santa Clara County, District 1 are: 

  • Sylvia Arenas            

  • Johnny Khamis  
     

Watch and listen to the candidates respond to many questions in the forum produced by LWV San Jose/Santa Clara on September 28, 2022.  

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Candidate Forum for Santa Clara Valley Water District  6       Sept 27, 2022
 

The candidates for Santa Clara Valley Water District 6 are: 

  • Diego R. Barragan

  • Chuck Cantrell

  • Antonio "Tony" Estremera        
     

Watch and listen to the candidates respond to many questions in the forum produced by LWV San Jose/Santa Clara on September 27, 2022.  

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Candidate Forum for Mayor, City  of San Jose            October 11, 2022
 

The candidates for the Mayor of the City of San Jose are: 
 

  • Cindy Chavez            

  • Matt Mahan  
     

Watch and listen to the candidates respond to many questions in the forum produced by LWV San Jose/Santa Clara on October 11, 2022.  

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Candidate Forum for San Jose City Council District 3            September 21, 2022
 

The candidates for San Jose City Councilmember District 3 are: 

  • Irene Smith            

  • Omar Torres  
     

Watch and listen to the candidates respond to many questions in the forum produced by LWV San Jose/Santa Clara on September 21, 2022.  

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Jump to Parts of Forum Introduction: About the League of Women Voters and our work. 00:00 About the forum including rules: 03:19 Start of Forum - Opening Statements: 05:59 Q1: What is your perception of your role serving on the city council? 09:13 Q2: District 3 had a point person assigned to each neighborhood. Will this continue if you are elected? 11:36 Q3: What three most urgent goals would you address as councilmember for District 3? If you could choose only one objective to meet, what would that be? 13:24 Q4: There is an increase of complaints about fire and police response time. What would you do to decrease the time for public safety? 15:50 Q5: How will you balance the opinions of your constituents with the goals of the city as a whole? 18:27 Q6: Sales tax revenue has dropped significantly in downtown in comparison to the rest of San Jose. How would you help those businesses rebound? 21:24 Q7: Districts 3 and 7 have the most affordable housing units in San Jose. How would you encourage a more fair distribution of affordable housing throughout the city? 23:57 Q8: In a recent study, San Jose ranked first in cities facing major housing shortages. Name the most important steps you will take to resolve this problem. 26:20 Q9: Do you have recommendations for streamlining the permitting process? 29:39 Q10: What programs and strategies would you suggest to address problems of young, low income, and underserved residents of San Jose? 32:00 Q11: District 3 especially has a large dichotomy between homeowners and renters. How would you balance the different concerns of both groups? 34:40 Q12: What are the top three solutions to reduce the number of unsheltered individuals? 37:36 Closing statements: 40:20 More about Voting in Santa Clara County: 43:16

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Candidate Forum for San Jose City Council District 7       Sept 14, 2022
 

The candidates for San Jose City Councilmember District 7 are: 

  • Bien Doan            

  • Maya Esparza  
     

Watch and listen to the candidates respond to many questions in the forum produced by LWV San Jose/Santa Clara on September 14, 2022.  

Click on "Read More" below to see the forum segments, including the questions asked, and the time of each segment.  

Jump to Parts of Forum Introduction: About the League of Women Voters and our work. 00:00 Start of Forum - Opening Statements: 04:25 Q1: What is your perception of your role serving on the city council? 06:55 Q2: What skills and experience make you the best candidate for District 7? 09:26 Q3: If elected, what will you do to insure residents of District 7 have opportunities to meet with you? 13:09 Q4: What three most urgent goals would you address as councilmember for District 7? 15:45 Q5: You had three goals. If you could choose only one, what is your most urgent goal to tackle if you are elected? 19:45 Q6: Districts 7 and 3 have the most affordable housing units in San Jose. How would you encourage a more fair distribution of housing throughout the city? 22:16 Q7: Homelessness is increasing by double digits over the past few years. What are the top 3 solutions you have to address the problem of unhoused individuals? 25:12 Q8: What programs and strategies would you suggest to address problems of youth and children in San Jose especially in your district? 27:57 Q9: There are complaints about the city's permitting process. Do you have recommendations to improve the process of obtaining permits? 30:51 Q10: What would you do to increase the response time for public safety? 33:27 Q11: As a councilmember representing District 7 and the whole city of 10 districts, how will you balance the opinions of your constituents with the goals of the whole city? 35:57 Closing: What question do you wish we would have asked? 38:55 More about Voting in Santa Clara County: 42:06

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