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Debate Set in Heated Assembly Race

Dueling Republicans Troy Edgar of Los Alamitos and Travis Allen of Huntington Beach will square off at a Tea Party-sponsored forum Thursday.

The two Republicans battling to represent Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Fountain Valley and Rossmoor in the state Assembly will duke it out in a debate Thurday night.

Candidates for the 72nd Assembly District seat -- Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and Huntington Beach Businessman Travis Allen -- will face off at Fountain Valley City Hall at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the 405/605 Tea Party Patriots.

(Under California's new primary system, the top two vote-getters in June compete in the general election. In this case, it's Republican vs. Republican.)

Villa Park City Councilwoman Deborah Pauly is scheduled to moderate the debate at 10200 Slater Ave.

Emanuel Patrascu, Allen’s campaign manager, said they were going over possible questions with the candidate to "just try to cover as much ground as we can.”

Patrascu said the Allen campaign was preparing for a number of questions about taxes, the state budget and other fiscal issues “because it’s Tea Party-sponsored event.”

Calls to the Edgar campaign were not returned.

Some other issues possibly on the agenda include the proposed 405 Freeway expansion, the state’s high speed rail proposal and state employee pension reform.

The new 72nd Assembly District will represent Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Westminster Rossmoor, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Rossmoor and Midway City.

For more information, or to RSVP, call 714-483-3333.  Refreshments will be served. 

jb October 03, 2012 at 01:59 PM
"Candidates for 72nd Assembly District -- Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and Huntington Beach Businessman Travis Allen -- will face-off at Fountain Valley City Hall Oct. 3, sponsored by the 405/605 Tea Party Patriots." Thursday is Oct 4, not Oct 3.
met00 October 03, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Edgar isn't returning phone calls? Could it be that the last time Edgar talked to the press is was Moxley over at OC Weekly? Could it be that the last time he talked to the press he blatantly LIED, not one, not twice, but over three times. Could it be that he might have figured out that telling a press that is NOT putty in his hand that he "printed out at home" 3000 flyers when the reporter is looking at the actual invoice wasn't the best way to defend his failure to follow the FEC rules? Edgar is used to Shelly Henderson (OC Breeze) type of reporting, which tends to look a great deal like stenography. What he says to her is NOT questioned and no critical thinking skills are used to determine fact from fantasy. Oh yes, if you can't make this event, you might try the Candidate Forum that will be held on Oct. 11 and will be televised. Meet/greet at 6 PM, and then the forum itself at 7 PM - 9 PM at Rush Park Auditorium, 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor. Heck maybe there will be questions from the floor there (that would be nice) that all the candidates can answer.
John Crandall October 03, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Fixed. Sorry about that.

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