California Governor candidates face off in live debate

Posted at 7:57 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 22:57:42-04

For the first time in eight years, Californians will choose a new Governor.

Five weeks ahead of the primary election, KSEE24 in Fresno hosted a live gubernatorial debate between four candidates hoping to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in November.

Participants needed at least 5 percent in a recent UC Berkeley IGS Pollto participate. Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom met the criteria but did not participate in the debate.

Assemblyman Travis Allen, a Republican from Huntington Beach, State treasurer John Chiang, a Democrat from Los Angeles, businessman John Cox, a Republican from San Diego, and former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, attended the debate.

Candidates tackled topics including immigration, sanctuary policies, housing, taxes, and water storage.

The California Primary is June 5. The last day to register to vote in the primary is May 21. 

Voters will then choose between the top two candidates on the June ballot in the General Election on Nov. 6.