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Please submit your questions for the candidates by October 14, 2016. Send to Rote Program, CSUMB, 100 Campus Center, Bldg 13, Seaside CA 93955

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Ocean Candidates Forum

The coast of Central California has always played a critical role in both the science and policy of ocean management across the state and the nation.

View the new 2016 Ocean Candidates Forum

The nonpartisan Ocean Candidates Forum provides an unprecedented opportunity for interested stakeholders to see how candidates seeking to represent them in Washington D.C. and Sacramento handle challenging questions of marine science and policy. We are requesting questions from the public in advance of the event (

The Forum, moderated by California’s Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, will feature candidates competing for the US House of Representatives seat in District 20 (Lucius & Panetta) being vacated by the Honorable Sam Farr, as well as candidates for State Senate District 17 (Monning & Kain) and State Assembly District 29 (Stone & Roberts).

Please join us for this free event.

RSVP: CSUMB World Theater Box Office (831) 582-4580

October 20th, 2016 - CSU Monterey Bay World Theater

Candidate reception: 6:00 pm

Forum: 7:00-9:00 pm

The Forum will be available via live-stream and local public television.

The event is sponsored by the James W. Rote Distinguished Professorship in Marine Science and Policy.

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(831) 582-4665
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