The Greater Chinatown Candidate Forum for Second District State Representative race 2016.

The Greater Chinatown Candidate Forum for Second District State Representative race 2016.

Thank you to the 100+ attendees who came out and listened to Second District Candidate Forum held at Pui Tak Center on February 15 at 5:30 PM. We held this forum, along with our community partners in Greater Chinatown, to educate and inform the voting public about the local primary race that is on March 15. Candidate forums have been a tradition in Chinatown for over 20 years whenever there was a contested state representative race in the district. Both candidates, Alex Acevedo and Theresa Mah, were invited to share their stances and vision for the district. Despite our best efforts to get both candidates to attend, Candidate Acevedo was unable to attend.

Professor Robert Bruhl, a political science professor at UIC, moderated the forum.  Danwei Zhang and Ken Li translated the forum in Cantonese on stage and Mandarin over headsets, respectively. Candidate Mah answered a wide range of questions from the state budget, education, community safety and diversity in the Second District.

 

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