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BAPAC Candidates Forum on education brings insight to southwest community

State Center Community College District and Fresno County Office of Education candidates discuss their priorities if elected.

FRESNO,CA--With the Tuesday, November 8 election day less than 50 days away, candidates throughout the Valley are addressing niche communities, sharing their stance and priorities if elected by his or her constituents.

The BAPAC Educational Candidate Forum held this past Saturday, September 24th, at Fresno Temple COGIC provided two candidate forum sessions: Session one included Central Unified School District incumbent Terry Cox, Fresno Unified School District candidates Jack Jarvis and Claudia Cazares of area 6, along with Clovis Unified School District candidates Isabelle Machado and Scott Troescher.

Session two candidates included State Center Community College District area two candidates, incumbent Eric Payne, Pao Yang and Cherella Nicholson (area 2 candidate Paulina Miranda was not present) along with area 6 candidate David Rowell (incumbent Pat Patterson was not present.)

The session two also included Fresno County Office of Education area three candidates, incumbent Barbara Thomas and Nelsen Esparza.

Candidates were provided scripted questions geared toward their first priorities they would initiate if in office, current challenges they see can be resolved as a board of trustee and questions relative to the current societal impact such as the California high speed rail and the Common Core curriculum.

ONME News grabbed an excerpt from session 2, which foretells of a competitive race for the SCCCD area 2 seat, against knowledgeable incumbent Eric Payne. Watch full excerpt now:

Also, Valley Black Talk Radio show hosts provided commentary on the BAPAC forum and current local and national politics. Watch full episode below!

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