Cal Poly to host 24th District congressional debate

Cal Poly entrance on California Boulevard.
Cal Poly entrance on California Boulevard. The Tribune

Six candidates vying for the 24th Congressional District seat will share their platforms in a debate to be held Feb. 4 at Cal Poly.

The forum, set for 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanos Theatre, is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and registration is required.

The candidates are Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, Pro Band Sports Industries Vice President Justin Fareed, Citizens Congress Director Bill Ostrander, engineer Steve Isakson, and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider.

KCBX News Director Randol White will moderate the event.

Topics will include the federal government’s role in higher education, economic growth and prosperity, environmental sustainability and water policy, and social divisions including political polarization. Audience members may submit questions about issues not covered in the debate.

The seat is currently held by Rep. Lois Capps, who is retiring at the end of her current term.

To register, go to www.24congressionaldebate.eventbrite.com.