Irvine Residents Learn About Irvine City Council Candidates

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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The Greater Irvine Chamber hosted the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidates Forum at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center on Sept. 5. The event provided residents the opportunity to meet and hear from the candidates running for Irvine City Council.

Irvine Mayor Donald P. Wagner welcomed those in attendance, stressing the importance of the forum and the role it plays in keeping Irvine residents informed.  

Nine of the 12 city council candidates who participated in the forum were Kev Abazajian, Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, Frank McGill, Lauren Johnson-Norris, Carrie O’Malley, John Park, Liqing “Lee” Sun, and Jaci Woods.

Jerry Amante, the former mayor of Tustin and senior vice president of FSB Core Strategies, moderated the event, prompting candidates with questions to which the candidates were provided equal time to respond with their ideas and plans for the city.

“Opportunities such as the Irvine City Council Candidates Forum are important not only to the democratic process, but also to the city’s continued success. It’s impressive that so many Irvine residents have stepped forward to serve this city. It was clear to me that all of the candidates care deeply for Irvine’s future. The Chamber congratulates the candidates for their commitment to our community,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber. “Through civic engagement, residents are empowered to select their representatives who will serve alongside other stewards that preserve, protect, and advance the Irvine Master Plan, which helps to guide the city’s General Plan.”

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.

Category: Chamber News, Advocacy News