News Release| Pat Brown Institute; Cal State L.A.

Media Advisory: 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18

Pat Brown Institute to host Los Angeles Mayoral Debate 

Unique debate to explore leadership abilities of each candidate 

Los Angeles, CA – As the March 5 primary election draws closer, the contest to fill the post of 42nd mayor of Los Angeles gets increasingly competitive. On Monday, Feb. 18, the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute for Public Affairs will host a Los Angeles Mayoral Debate on the Cal State L.A. campus. The debate will be broadcast live on KABC Channel 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“Unlike other debate formats many of which focused on a single issue, this will be a wide ranging debate meant to explore the leadership abilities of each of the candidates,” said Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute.        

The five mayoral candidates participating in the debate include Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, former assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin James, Councilwoman Jan Perry, and Spokeo Chief Strategy Officer Emmanuel Pleitez.

ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor Marc Brown will moderate the debate, with questions generated by Sonenshein, as well as David A. Holtzman, president of the Los Angeles League of Women Voters, and John North of ABC7 Eyewitness News.

The Pat Brown Institute, located on the Cal State L.A. campus, is a non-partisan public policy center dedicated to sustaining the vision and legacy of former California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown through convening public policy forums, engaging multi sector stakeholders and diverse communities, and conducting timely policy research and community-driven initiatives.

Registration for the public forum has reached its capacity and is now closed; however, media representatives are welcome to cover the event. To make prior arrangements, call the Pat Brown Institute at (323) 343-3770. For event details: http://www.patbrowninstitute.org/events/295.

WHAT:  Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute for Public Affairs will be hosting a Los Angeles Mayoral Debate on the Cal State L.A. campus. The debate, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles League of Women Voters, will be broadcast live on KABC Channel 7 from 6:30-8 p.m.

WHEN:  6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18; welcome begins at 6:30 p.m. promptly with discussion to follow.

WHERE:  University-Student Union Theatre, on the Cal State L.A. campus.  For parking or directions, call the Pat Brown Institute at (323) 343-3770.

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