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Clarke Broadcasting To Host T.U.D. Candidates Forum

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Sonora, CA — The community will have a chance to hear from candidates running in the hotly contested Tuolumne Utilities District election.

There are three open seats and six candidates. The top three vote getters in the November General Election will win the seats. The candidates include incumbents Kent Johnson, Ron Kopf and John Maciel, and challengers David Axelrod, Barbara Balen and Bob Rucker. The upcoming open-to-the-public forum will be held September 22 in the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors meeting room at 2 South Green Street in Sonora from 6-7:30pm. The forum will be aired live on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML and streamed on The candidates will be allowed to give an opening statement about why they are running and will then be asked a variety of questions pertinent to the district’s future. Candidates that have confirmed they will attend include Johnson, Kopf, Axelrod, Balen and Rucker.

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