On June 7, voters in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and parts of Ventura County will choose the top two candidates for the 24th Congressional District. Held by Congresswoman Lois Capps and before that, her late husband, Walter Capps, it's the first time in 20 years that the seat has been open.
This is the second of two debates hosted by KCRW and the Santa Barbara Independent that collectively feature eight of the nine candidates running for the 24th Congressional District. (Biostatistician John Uebersax (I) declined our invitation.)
Tonight's panel of candidates include three of the nine candidates in the race.
- Engineer Steve Isakson (I)
- Financial planner Matt Kokkonen (R)
- Businessman Benjamin Lucas (D
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