2018 California Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum
Hosted by the California Council for the Social Studies

Sunday, March 25, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Town and Country Resort and Conference Center
500 Hotel Circle North

San Diego, CA 92108

Highlighting the 2018 California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference will be an exciting, live, in-person forum featuring the leading gubernatorial candidates. These candidates competing for the seat of Governor of California will  be discussing their platforms and positions on one of the three most important issues to the majority of Californians – education. They will be focusing on social studies education and civic learning in particular, along with other important issues regarding the future of California. Matthew T. Hall, Editorial and Opinion Director of The San Diego Union-Tribune, will moderate the forum.  Candidates will field questions from a panel of journalists that includes:  Chris Reed, San Diego Union-Tribune Deputy Editorial and Opinion Editor; Michael Smolens, Columnist from The San Diego Union-Tribune; and ABC 10News Anchor, Lindsey Peña.

To date, the majority of leading candidates have confirmed their attendance including:

Travis Allen (Republican)
Member, California State Assembly

John Chiang (Democrat)
California State Treasurer 

John Cox (Republican)
Business Executive

Delaine Eastin (Democrat)
Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Antonio Villaraigosa (Democrat)
Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Parking Instructions:
Parking will be $12.00 per day for hotel guests and $4.00 per hour for local guests driving in, not to exceed $12.00. Parking is located off Fashion Valley Road behind the hotel tower. Guests will take a ticket and mention the group they are with while departing to get the discounted rate. Overflow parking is also located off Fashion Valley Road behind the trolley station, if needed.

Want to submit a question?
This is your chance to ask these candidates for governor a question. If we use your question, we may use your name, city of residence and occupation or organization, so please provide that. Your email address will be kept private and only used if we need to contact you ahead of time for clarification.

You are invited to submit questions for consideration at http://bit.ly/forumquestion

Forum co-sponsors include The San Diego Union-Tribune, ABC 10News, c3 Communications, Pearson Learning Services, National Geographic/Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, the University of San Diego School of Law, and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. 

We are grateful to be working with such an esteemed group of media professionals. With this level of publishing talent working with us we have no doubt that this event will not only be carried by a variety of local media, but will likely get picked up by press statewide in media markets large and small across the many regions of our great state.

Please direct any questions you have by email to forum@ccss.org 

Sponsors for the Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum


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