2018 Primary Election Candidate Forums

Candidates for local Elections Speak to the NAACP

Looking forward to the elections in June 2018, the NAACPs Political Action Committee invited every candidate in three key local races to speak to the NAACP membership.

The candidates we have invited, and the dates on which they have spoken are listed below:

San Diego County District Attorney

  • Genevieve Jones-Wright: November 2, 2017
  • Summer Stephan: Unavailable to speak with us

San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4

  • Omar Passons: August 3, 2017
  • Nathan Fletcher: October 5, 2017
  • Ken Malbrough: December 7, 2017
  • Bonnie Dumanis: January 4, 2018
  • Lori Saldaña: March 1, 2018

San Diego City Council, District 4

  • Monica Montgomery: September 7, 2017
  • Neal Arthur: April 5, 2018
  • Anthony Villafranca: April 5, 2018
  • Myrtle Cole: Did not respond to our invitation

In addition to their individual presentations, the candidates were invited to these forums, all held at the Malcom X Library:

  • 6pm, April 17, 2018: San Diego County District Attorney
    • Jones-Wright attended
    • Summer Stephan declined
  • 6pm, April 24, 2018: San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4
    • Nathan Fletcher attended
    • Kenneth Malbrough attended
    • Omar Passons attended
    • Lori Saldaña attended
    • Bonnie Dumanis did not respond
  • 10:30am, April 28, 2018: San Diego City Council, District 4
    • Neal Arthur attended
    • Monica Montgomery attended
    • Tony Villafranca attended
    • Myrtle Cole did not respond

We are grateful to the vast majority of the candidates, who have shown their respect for the NAACP, its membership, and the over one hundred years of struggle for human rights it represents, by agreeing to visit us to present their candidacies and hear our views.