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Meet the Candidates event draws full house

FALLBROOK - More than 120 citizens filled the San Luis Rey Golf Club banquet room May 13 to hear and examine twelve candidates, both partisan and nonpartisan, running for office.

The event, sponsored by the Fallbrook Tea Party, was moderated by Cliff Sumrall, who allowed each candidate to give a three-minute talk followed by a question and answer session with attendees.

Candidates in order of appearance included: Greg Stephens, state senate; Jeff Stone, state senate; Jay LaSuer, sheriff; Jeff Olson, assessor; Ernie Dronenburg, assessor; Bill Trask, judge (No. 21); Harold Coleman, judge (No. 27); John Resitting, representing Larry Kincaid, judge (No. 34; Craig Candelore, judge (No. 14); John Van Doorn, supervisor and Mike Paster, U.S. Congress.

The meeting opened with an invocation by Penny Bowles and Michele Glemser shared the Fallbrook Tea Party core values with the audience.

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