Following former Rep. Mark Strama's retirement, the seat for House District 50 is now open in a special election set for November 5. We sat down with three candidates for a live, hour-long debate.
The three Democratic candidates are: Celia Israel, a Realtor who has worked in state politics and has served on numerous community boards; Rico Reyes, an attorney who had a career in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now still an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves; and Jade Chang Sheppard, who runs a successful construction company, and among other things, serves on the Planned Parenthood board.
Mike VanDeWalle is also running in the HD 50 race as a Republican, but was unable to attend.
Click the image above to see part one of the debate, covering public education, transportation, water issues and state revenue options.
In part two of our debate, we covered health care, women's health issues, the economy, redistricting and the candidates' experience. Click the image below to watch that segment.
YNN: Capital Tonight: Candidates for HD 50 square off in live debate
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