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October 23, 2016

Media contact:   ACLU SoCal Communications, 213.977.5252,

Anaheim City Council Candidates to Gather for Public Forum

(Anaheim, CA)—More than a dozen candidates vying for City Council seats in four Anaheim districts will gather Monday evening to introduce themselves to voters and answer questions at a public forum. The event, hosted by a coalition of nonprofit and public interest groups, will be moderated by Voice of OC publisher Norberto Santana. Voters are invited to attend and submit questions of their own for the candidates.

What:             Anaheim City Council Candidates Forum.

When:            Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6 PM)

Where:           Arab American Community Center

907 S. Beach Blvd.

Anaheim, CA 92804

Participating candidates:

District 1

  • Freddy Fitzgerald Carvajal, Insurance Broker
  • Mark Richard Daniels, Community Volunteer
  • Leonard ‘Len’ Lahtinen, Governing Board Member, North Orange County Community College District
  • Angel VanStark, Tax Assistant

District 3

  • Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Council Member
  • Jose F. Moreno, Educator
  • Robert R. Nelson, Aircraft Mechanic/ Businessman

District 4

  • Arturo Ferreras, Minister/ Nonprofit Director
  • Lucille Kring, Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem
  • Robert Williams, Emergency Medical Technician

District 5

  • Donna Acevedo-Nelson, Property Manager
  • Sandra Angel, Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Stephen Faessel, Businessman/ Anaheim Commissioner
  • Mark Lopez, of Staff to District 4 Shawn Nelson

Livestream:  View on Facebook Live:

Sponsors:        ACLU of Southern California

 Anaheim Poverty Task Force

 Anaheim Youth Justice Coalition

 Arab American Civic Council



 LGBT Center OC



 Orange County Equality Coalition

 Resilience OC

 Women For: OC


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