Yucca Valley, Ca.- The local Republican Women’s Club held a candidate forum with President Hilary Slotta acting as mistress of ceremonies. Donna Munoz should have been conducting the forum as 1st Vice President in charge of programs, but perhaps she was vetoed. Another surprise was Slotta introducing Yucca Valley Mayor Dawn Rowe as the “chaplain,” who gave the invocation at the beginning of the event. When was she ordained?
Despite the very long pauses as Slotta shuffled through her notes between introducing the candidates, the program finished below the two hour mark with a half hour set aside to chat with the candidates. The number of candidates participating was thin due to the requirement of being a registered Republican. I will post my coverage of this Forum in two parts upon a review of the DVD.
The featured special appearance for this Forum was Gregg Imus, candidate for the Congressional District, who received high marks from the audience. Imus began by introducing his wife and family in attendance before giving his message of being concerned for the future of his children and grandchildren.
The other special guest congressional candidate was Paul Cook, who was a no-show for this event taking place in his home town. Here is the story by Sharon Gilbert covering the CD8 race:
Examiner: Focus on California’s 8th Congressional District: Cook FTAs again
“In what is becoming the rule rather than the exception, 8th Congressional District candidate, Assemblyman Paul Cook failed to show tonight for yet another head-to-head event with opponent Gregg Imus. What made this FTA so interesting is that it was a forum sponsored by the Yucca Valley Republican Women Federated in . . . Yucca Valley, the town in which he previously served as mayor.
Current town mayor and Cook staffer, Dawn Rowe, spoke in his place. She claimed that Cook was on the road but could not make it on time.”
For the rest of the story, click here.
Coming soon: Republican Candidate Forum Hits and Misses
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