Supervisor Candidates to Debate Monday at ‘Feet to Fire’ Event

Political candidates are in for another round of rapid-fire quizzing Monday at the second of four “Feet to the Fire” forums co-sponsored by the Daily Pilot, The Orange County Register and Voice of OC.

Candidates for the county Board of Supervisors’ 2nd District, which includes coastal North Orange County, plan to subject themselves to a grilling by political reporters.

State Board of Equalization member Michelle Steel and Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, generally seen as front-runners, will gather with two other challengers: Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio and Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno.

The discussion kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.

As always, the discussion is designed as a no-holds-barred session where reporters can query prospective and current elected officials on any topic.

The 2nd Supervisorial District covers Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Stanton, Seal Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos and portions of Cypress and Buena Park. It’s currently represented by termed-out Supervisor John Moorlach.

The most recent forum featured plenty of feisty moments by contenders for the 74th Assembly District.

The full video of the event can be seen here:

Two more “Feet to the Fire” forums are scheduled for later this election season.

On Sept. 18, panelists will interview candidates running for the Costa Mesa City Council, and on Oct. 1, candidates for Newport Beach City Council come under the microscope.

For all the debates, Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief Norberto Santana Jr. joins a panel including Register and Daily Pilot columnist Barbara Venezia, Daily Pilot editor John Canalis, Register columnist Jack Wu and Daily Pilot City Editor Alicia Lopez.

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