Election Forum set for Pasadena City Council, Pasadena Unified School Board candidates

PASADENA - A public forum for candidates running for seats on Pasadena City Council and Pasadena Unified School Board has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Pasadena City College's Crevelling Lounge.

All candidates have been invited to the forum, organized by the political group ACT, which will be moderated by John Buchanan, former mayor of Sierra Madre.

The Pasadena Community Network will film the forum for rebroadcast over the following weeks.

The District 3 candidates include Ishmael Trone, John J. Kennedy and The Rev. Nicholas Benson.

The District 5 candidates are incumbent Victor M. Gordo and Israel Estrada.

Councilman Terry Tornek is running unopposed in District 7 and will not speak at the forum.

School board candidates in the newly re-drawn districts are: Kimberly Kenne and Dean Cooper in District 1; Guillermo Arce, Tyron Hampton, Ruben Hueso and Deirdra Duncan in District 3; Elizabeth Pomeroy and Stella Murga in District 5; Scott Phelps and Luis Carlos Ayala in District 7.