VIDEO: Congressional District 7 candidates talk immigration, guns, healthcare, marijuana in forum

Five candidates for Congressional District 7 participated in a forum at the Central High School auditorium Tuesday night.

 

The forum was moderated by ABC15's Steve Irvin and Univision's Sergio Urquidi.

 

Miss the forum? Watch the entire forum in the videos posted above.

 

The congressional candidates forum is the second in a series of five being co-sponsored by The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Univision Arizona, ABC15, and the Phoenix Union School District. All of the events are free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday's event featured Randy Camacho, former state legislator Ruben Gallego, former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, attorney Jose Peñalosa, and the Rev. Jarrett Maupin.

 

"Several of the state's top elected offices are at stake this year and no one can predict who will win. But we know however things turn out that the Latino vote will be more important than ever," said Gonzalo A. de la Melena, Jr. "Arizona is home to more than two million Hispanics, about 800,000 of whom are eligible to vote. Our goal and the goal of our partners is to ensure Latinos and the general public at large get to know the candidates and their platforms so they can make an informed decision in November."

 

"The Phoenix Union School District teaches its students the value of civic engagement, and what better example than to invite the public to hear what the top contenders for the highest political office in the state have to say about the society's most pressing issues," said Phoenix Union School District Superintendent Kent Paredes Scribner.

 

The goal of the series is to inform voters about the issues at stake in Arizona's top political races. The series will culminate this fall with debates in the general election races for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Attorney General and Governor.

 

The gubernatorial candidate forum will be moderated by ABC15 Anchor Steve Irvin and Univision Anchor Sergio Urquidi.

Central High School is at 4625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85012. The candidate forum will take place in the school's auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. To register for the forum, visit http://bit.ly/AZHCCcd7 .

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