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Congressional Candidates Will Debate

Berman, Sherman, Shelley & Reed, candidates for congress debate January 5th.

Why are unemployment benefits in jeapordy? Why are my taxes going up on January 1? Why isn’t the Congress able to solve the problems facing the country? Do you want answers to these questions and more?

On January 5, the public will have an opportunity to hear candidates, including two members of congress try to answer these and other pressing questions facing Valley residents.   

The Town Hall will be held at Westfield Promenade Mall, Warner Center from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the former Dick’s Sporting Goods location  Featured will be the four candidates running to fill the 30th congressional district seat: Representative Brad Sherman (D), Representative Howard Berman (D), Mark Reed (R) and Susan Shelley (R). The race has been intensified by the merger of Sherman’s 27th CD and Berman 28th CD seats following redistricting.

The new congressional district covers the Los Angeles City communities of Sherman Oaks , Studio City, Valley Village, Encino, and Lake Balboa, the western half of Van Nuys, Northridge, Granada Hills, Winnetka, Reseda, Tarzana, West Hills, Canoga Park, Chatsworth and Woodland Hills. It also includes the LA county communities of Calabasas, Hidden Hills and unincorporated sections of the county of bordering Ventura County. The new district encompasses roughly one half of the San Fernando Valley and more than half of the Valley’s population.  

We encourage you to write your questions in advance. This will allow us to cover as many topics as possible in the limited time we have. Please leave your questions here or you can give them to us the night of the Town Hall.

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Sean McCarthy January 05, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Trojan2002: I hope to see you this evening as well. Ask Mr. Sherman, Mr. Berman, Ms. Shelley and Mr. Reed if I gave them any of the questions in advance. I understand that you are skeptical and I can't do anything about that.
trojan2002 January 06, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Sean you did a good job,other than not introducing Berman as a ranking committee member, which is a big deal. I thought it was interesting that Sherman spent most of his time attacking Berman rather than talking about his accomplishments. Berman, on the other hand, spoke of all the things he has done. Sherman acted like reed in 2010. And Sherman and his team spent a lot of time complaining about reed back then. As Berman said, I also look forward tonshermans future career has a Hollywood stuntman in a few months.
Sean McCarthy January 06, 2012 at 07:55 AM
So how in the tank am I for Sherman?
trojan2002 January 06, 2012 at 01:42 PM
sean i said you did a good job. it doesn't mean your organization isn't and wasn't in the tank for sherman.
Sean McCarthy January 22, 2012 at 07:35 AM
I hope voters will keep a close watch as the helecopter restriction story unfolds. This is a big local issue that will heat up in the weeks and months leading to the June primary.

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