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Thank you for joining us for our California Election 2018: Gubernatorial Candidates Town Hall Meeting. Six candidates vying to become the next Governor of California will face off for the first time during a town hall meeting at the University of Southern California on January 13.

State Assemblyman Travis Allen, State Treasurer John Chiang, attorney John Cox, former state Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will attend the 90-minute town hall meeting, themed Empowering California: A Local Perspective.

The event is in partnership with the Empowerment Congress and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. It will be open to the public, as well as streamed live on the internet and broadcast live on public radio. To attend #ECSummit26, register online at

ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor Marc Brown will serve as moderator. KPCC senior political reporter Mary Plummer will also sit on the panel, focusing on concerns raised by voters. ABC7 and KPCC are media partners for the event and both will provide a live stream of the proceedings.


8:00 am - Registration
9:00 am - Gubernatorial Town Hall
10:30 am - Festival of Democracy, including a post town hall community response, resource tables, entertainment and complimentary lunch
2:00 pm - Event ends


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