74th Assembly District candidates to gather for forum

A candidates forum for the 74th Assembly District will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Laguna Beach City Hall, 515 Forest Ave.

The candidates for the newly redrawn district attending are Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), a former Costa Mesa mayor and O.C. sheriff's deputy, and Democrat Bob Rush, a Newport Beach resident and activist.

The third candidate in the race, Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, told organizers Tuesday afternoon that she would not be participating.

The forum is sponsored by the American Assn. of University Women, the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast and the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach. Candidates will have the opportunity to give opening and closing statements, as well as participate in a question-and-answer session.

— Barbara Diamond

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