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2022 Midterm Election Coverage: Ukiah City Council Candidates Forum

Ukiah City Council Candidates participating at the October Forum
Alicia Bales
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Ukiah City Council Candidates at the October Forum

On September 26, The Mendocino Women’s Political Coalition, American Association of University Women and the Mendocino Voice Newspaper co-sponsored a Ukiah City Council Candidates Forum. As part of KZYX’s local election coverage, we broadcast an hour long excerpt of the forum.

There are five candidates running to fill three seats on the Ukiah City Council: Incumbents Juan Orozco, Mari Rodin and Jim Brown are all running to keep the seats they now occupy. And challengers Susan Sher and Thao Phi are newcomers running to replace them.

The moderator of the forum is Wendy De Witt. The Candidates Forum lasted almost 90 minutes, and began with opening statements and questions from the event organizers, and then opened up for questions from the audience. This excerpt is about 55 minutes long, covering a number of topics. You can find video of the entire forum, including discussions of the local ballot measures, at the Mendocino Voice Youtube page. We’ll also post this and our other local election coverage at our website, kzyx.org.

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Alicia Bales is KZYX's Program Director, co-host of the Local Coronavirus Update with Dr. Drew Colfax, and frequent contributor to KZYX News and Public Affairs programming. From 1997-2004 she hosted a talk show on local activism and politics called "Truth to Power" on KZYX. Alicia graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Theater and Performing Arts, and has an MA in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of London. She lives in Ukiah with her son and their pandemic puppy Rudi.