The city of West Hollywood is partnering with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to host a virtual West Hollywood City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm.
The City Council Candidate Forum is part of WeHo’s continuous efforts to increase voter participation. Community members may view the forum live, on-demand, or via replay on WeHoTV by visiting the City’s website at www.weho.org/wehotv as well as on Spectrum Cable TV Channel 10 within the boundaries of the City of West Hollywood. It will also be available on multiple streaming platforms, including the City’s YouTube channel (for live stream and replay) and on streaming services such as AndroidTV, AppleTV, FireTV, and Roku. Streaming platform viewers can easily find programming by searching for “WeHoTV” within the search functions of these services.
Two City Council seats are to be filled for a four-year term in the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election. Each qualified candidate for a seat on the City of West Hollywood City Council was invited to participate.
The list below reflects the official order provided by the Secretary of State:
- Larry Block
- John Erickson
- Noemi Torres
- John Heilman
- Sepi Shyne
- Christopher McDonald
- Tom Demille
- John Duran
- Jerome Cleary
- Marco Colantonio
- Mark Farhad Yusupov
The candidate questions will be coordinated by the independent and non-partisan organization League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the forum will feature an independent and impartial moderator, NBC4 Anchor and Reporter, Robert Kovacik.
Community members wishing to submit questions may do so by typing a question into the “chat” option available on the Zoom platform. A representative from the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles will sort these questions to eliminate any redundancy and will ask questions directly to the candidates. Community members will be able to access the City Council Candidate Forum virtually by registering through the following Zoom platform link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xpEDdpc7Seaq5ojeyFu46w.
During the Forum, candidates and the moderator will be visible on the screen, along with representatives from the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles who will use paddles to keep the candidate and moderator aware of time, but these will not be seen on screen.
For additional information about voting in this year’s General Municipal Election, please visit www.weho.org/elections or review the City’s election-related news release at www.weho.org/Home/Components/News/News/9454/23.
For more information about the election, please call the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409, or call the California Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline toll-free at (800) 345-VOTE (8683). For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.