While East Bay for Everyone is not issuing an endorsement for this special election we are holding did hold a candidate forum. We asked each candidate – James Aguilar, Victor Aguilar, Nelsy Batista, Mia Bonta*, Janani Ramachandran, and Malia Vella to submit a questionnaire and participate in a one-hour forum streamed and archived to our youtube channel, that you can also see below.
*Mia Bonta filled out a questionnaire (included below) but was unable to join the forum; a surrogate will gave an introduction.
During the forum each candidate answered 5 open-ended questions, 2 rapid-fire questions, and then a few questions from the audience.
Candidate Questionnaire Responses