Assembly Candidates to Meet in Forum
The Newport and Irvine chambers of commerce will sponsor a forum Friday for the crowded field of eight candidates for the 70th Assembly District.
Greg Ricks, former local TV news anchor, will be the moderator for the 7:30 a.m. event at the Sutton Place Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.
The candidates are Republicans Cristi Cristich, Chuck DeVore, Chonchol D. Gupta, Long K. Pham, Don Wagner and Marianne Zippi; Democrat Carl Mariz; Libertarian Mark Baldwin.
Candidates for the 35th Senate District also have been invited: Assemblymen John Campbell (R-Irvine) and Ken Maddox (R-Garden Grove), Republican and Dana Point Mayor Joe Snyder, Democrat Rita B. Siebert and Libertarian Timothy Johnson.