Local Candidate Forums

Each election season our League organizes Candidate Forums for contested local elections in our area  - Menlo Park, Redwood City, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and East Palo Alto, and contiguous areas of San Mateo County.  

Forums are organized for city councils, school boards, fire districts, and other special districts, and sometimes for the Board of Supervisors and State Assembly members.  These are public forums, generally held in council chambers or libraries, and are widely advertised. 

They are run according to guidelines which have been carefully developed by the League over the years, and which are designed to encourage civility, clarity, and a focus on issues rather than personalities.  The League provides a moderator, a time keeper, and other volunteer staff.     

2018 City Council Candidates and Candidate Forum Dates

2018 Candidate Forum Videos