Election 2024: Watch the full Fresno city, county election forum
Candidates for Fresno County Board of Supervisors District 2 and Fresno City Council District 6 spoke to voters Tuesday, Feb. 6.
The live election forum was co-hosted by KVPR, Fresnoland, the League of Women Voters and the Community Media Access Collaborative.
County supervisor candidates who appeared included Dion Bourdase, a lifelong District 2 resident who is also a social worker; Steve Brandau, the incumbent District 2 supervisor who is born and raised in Fresno County; Paul Dictos, Fresno County Assessor-Recorder; and Bryce Herrera, a small business owner and ex-staffer for Fresno Councilmember Luis Chavez.
Garry Bredefeld, a current Fresno councilman for District 6 was invited but did not attend.
City council candidates who appeared included Raj Sodhi-Layne, a banker; Nick Richardson, a military reservist and consultant; and Molly Fagundes-Johnson, a consultant.
Roger Bonakdar, an attorney, was invited but did not attend.
A second candidate forum will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the John L. Dodson Theater located at 710 Van Ness Ave., downtown Fresno. RSVP for the event here.