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Clarke Broadcasting’s T.U.D. Candidates Forum

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Sonora, CA — Candidates for the TUD Board of Directors squared off last night at the Clarke Broadcasting T.U.D. Candidates forum held in the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors meeting room.

The forum was aired live on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML and streamed on The moderators were Clarke Broadcasting News Director BJ Hansen and Clarke Broadcasting New Anchor Tracey Petersen. Candidates on hand included incumbents Kent Johnson and Ron Kopf and challengers David Axelrod, Barbara Balen and Bob Rucker. It was a unique chance to hear varying opinions on issues like water rights, lining the ditches, responding to tree mortality, whether there is currently enough supply for future growth, rate increases, and if the candidates would support increasing capacity at Lyons Reservoir.

If you missed the hour and a half forum, you can hear it in the multimedia section of by clicking here.


  • Clarke Broadcasting's TUD Candidates Forum
  • Crowd at Clarke Broadcasting's TUD Candidates Forum
  • Moderator Tracey Petersen
  • Moderator BJ Hansen
  • Clarke Broadcasting's TUD Candidates Forum