Friday, October 5, 2012

League of Women Voters hosts Stockton mayoral candidates

Silva, Johnston debate issues

By Damany Lewis

Stockton mayoral candidates face off

Stockton residents on Monday night listened to mayoral candidates in a voter forum held by the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County.

Mayor Ann Johnston and challenger Anthony Silva held a half-hour forum discussing several issues, including the city's financial situation, along with crime.

"I am running for mayor because citizens are being gunned down in Stockton," Silva said.

Mayor Johnston said she believes she has helped put Stockton on the right path to curtail violence.

"Experience does count in this election," she said.

Jamal Houston-Brown, an undecided voter, said what he is looking for in a candidate is simple.

"A little more effort needs to be done to keep us safe," he told KCRA 3.

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