Where to Find the Palos Verdes Peninsula Candidate Forums – Daily Breeze

Three of the four towns on the Palos Verdes peninsula have open council seats ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District school board also has four of the five seats up for grabs.

And the next few months will be filled with various forums to help Hill residents learn about the issues and meet the candidates. Forums will be held in person and virtually, unless otherwise specified. All are sponsored by the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce.

The forum schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 12: PVPUSD School Board, 7-9 p.m., Hesse Park Community Center, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., at Rancho Palos Verdes

Monday, September 19: Rancho Palos Verdes Town Hall, 7-9 p.m., Hesse Park Community Center; and Palos Verdes Estates City Council, 7-8:30 p.m., Zoom only, co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters.

Wednesday, September 28: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council, 7-8:30 p.m., Hesse Park Community Center. Co-sponsored with the Owners Council, RPV.

Monday, October 3: Rolling Hills City Council, 7-8:30 p.m., Zoom only. Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters.

Thursday, October 6: PVPUSD School Board. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Zoom only. Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters and the PVP Council of PTAs.

Tuesday, October 11: Rancho Palos Verdes Town Hall, 7-9 p.m., zoom only. Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters.

To find the Zoom link for any of the forums, go to palosverdeschamber.com.

Here is the summary of the participants in each race:

Palos Verdes Estates: Incumbents Michael Kemps, David McGowan and Victoria Lozzi will attempt to retain their seats against Desiree “Dez” Myers.

Rancho Palos Verdes: Two incumbents – Barbara Ferraro and David Bradley – and four challengers are running for three available seats. The challengers are Steve Perestam, Michele Carbone, Kevin Yourman and Paul Seo.

Hills: Board members James Black, Pat Wilson and Leah Mirsch will try to retain their seats against challenger Jim Aichele.

Unified Palos Verdes Peninsula: Matthew Brach is the only incumbent to run for three four-year seats; he will face Jean Liu Christen, Sara Deen, Julie Hamill, Jennifer Handjian, Linda Kurt and Jeremy Vanderhal. Incumbent Ami Gandhi is running against Aaron C. Chan for a two-year seat.

All registered voters will receive a ballot for the November 8 election by mail starting October 6. In-person will begin on October 29.

To update your voter registration, visit lavote.gov or call 800-815-2666, option 2.

For more information on candidates or local races, go to lavote.gov or your city or school board’s website.

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Harry L. Blanchard