State Senate District 2 Forum
Fort Bragg was the only forum where State Senate District 2 Candidates Lawrence Wiesner (R) and Mike McGuire (D) have met face to face throughout the entire race in this gigantic district, spanning from the Oregon border to the Golden Gate Bridge. The forum, again sponsored by the League of Women Voters, elicited a crowd of about 25 people, who were quite engaged in the process. While this observer was not really expecting much of interest, people submitted fascinating questions and a lively dialogue occurred.
Mr. Wiesner, who has often been the token Republican running in this heavily Democratic and Independent region, had some concrete ideas regarding fiscal issues. He brings a great deal of financial experience given he is a Certified Public Accountant and ran several successful businesses. I did almost fall out of my chair when he said “there had been 50 million deaths of people because of Roe V. Wade” and speculated those people might have grown up to keep us out of the dire straits this state now finds itself in.
Mr. McGuire is a young, energetic Sonoma County Supervisor, who has been endorsed by all the Democratic power brokers, and appears to have a bright political future ahead of him. He did make specific commitments to continue to serve rural constituencies and promises to have solid presence in Mendocino County and the north coast.
So, while the Mr. McGuire, as the democratic candidate, is expected to win this State Senate Seat, it’s worthwhile to watch the video to see what to expect of him as our representative.
Please do remember to vote by November 4 on the critical issues and candidates facing us this year.
Contact info: Lawrence Weisner, 707-578-5905, www.votewiesner.com
Mike McGuire, 707-838-3279, Mike@MikeMcGuireforsenate.com