Fresno City Council candidates, tell us about yourselves.

Three of the five men seeking to fill the council’s empty seat and represent the city’s northwest residents laid out their backgrounds and their ties to District 2 at a recent candidates forum.

Three of the five men seeking to fill the council’s empty seat and represent the city’s northwest residents laid out their backgrounds and their ties to District 2 at a recent candidates forum.

Attorney Jared Gordon, business owner Mike Karbassi, and special-needs therapist Oscar Sandoval are among five candidates looking to replace Steve Brandau, who was elected to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors in October. A special election is scheduled for Aug. 13.

The forum, presented by GV Wire and CMAC, was held June 26. Click on the video above to hear from the candidates in their own words.

Candidates Lawrence Garcia and George Herman chose not to participate in the forum:

Garcia is the owner of a private security company. Herman is an attorney who earned his law degree at San Joaquin College of Law.

 

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