Location: Alhambra , CA United States
This wasn’t your average political debate.
Before three City Council candidates even got to debate each other, the 420 residents and students who attended the Kids and Candidates forum at Alhambra High School on Thursday night were able to hear a jazz band performance, enjoy bake sale fundraisers by school clubs, partake in voter registration, sign a petition for the Vote at 16 campaign and visit tables manned by local advocacy groups.
Outside the gates, a small group held up protest signs against Suzi Dunkel-Soto, City Council candidate for Alhambra’s 5th District. According to documents filed with the city of Alhambra, a Chicago-based National Association of Realtors Fund spent $28,473.73 in online ads and mailers for her campaign.