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Congressional candidates speak out at town hall

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Candidates running for Congress made statements at the town hall meeting Saturday. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Candidates running for Congress made statements at the town hall meeting Saturday. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Candidates running for Congress made statements at the town hall meeting Saturday. Photo credit: Alex Grant

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Four candidates running for Congress made statements to voters at a special town hall meeting Saturday.

The event took place at the Chico Women’s Club on the east block of 3rd Street from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

More than half of those in attendance stood, with over 200 present and only 100 seats available.

The candidates who spoke at the event are running against the current representative of the district, Doug LaMalfa. Audrey Denney (D), Jessica Holcombe (D), Lewis Elbinger (G) and Marty Walters (D) all made statements at the meeting.

Elbinger

Lewis Elbinger is running as the Green Party candidate. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Walters

"(People want to) be represented by who we are today," Marty Walters said. "A grassroots campaign is what is necessary." Photo credit: Alex Grant

The candidates spoke about their platforms and expressed different changes they hope to make. Asked about public education, candidate Jessica Holcombe said, “It’s high time we have free public universities.”

Holcombe

Jessica Holcombe expressed her support of making higher education a priority. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Addressing young voters, alumni and former teacher at Chico State Audrey Denney said, “I want them to know that their voice matters, that they can use their voice for social change.”

Denney

Candidate Audrey Denney taught for six years at her alma mater, Chico State. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.

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