As the June 5 primary election campaigns begin to kick into gear for the new 47th Congressional District, the party forums and luncheons have begun. Sometimes there are too many candidates to speak at any length about important and often complex local issues.
As the election nears Patch will interview each candidate (willing) about biographical information and where they stand on important concerns. Their campaign websites or Facebook pages are linked in their names so you can get a quick read on positions or promises already stated.
The Republican field and Democratic fields each feature four candidates.
Lowenthal and Mathews are the two Democrats running for the Congressional seat, and though they're not on the ballot for the June 5 primary, Republicans already have been running against Lowenthal, the only officeholder at the state level rather than a city council.
So here's your chance to ask them what you want to know, and don't worry if your interests are not broad enough to be relevant to every city in the new district. You are among 700,000 people this Congressman (there are no female candidates) will represent.
Do you want to know their position on military spending, deficit tolerance, Israel, Social Security or Healthcare reform? Fire away with those questions.