The newly configured 2nd Congressional District of California (CA-2) now includes all of Marin County and the coastal portion of Sonoma County in the south and all of Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties in the north. The district was formerly represented by retiring Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey in the 6th District (south) and Congressman Mike Thompson in the 1st (north). Due to Congresswoman Woolsey’s retirement, the 2nd District is an open seat. Mike Thompson, current District 1 Representative, will now run in the reconfigured 5th District.

 
Maps of the Old 1st District  (left) and New 2nd District (right)-courtesy of the on-line version of the Sacramento Bee
 
 
 
 
To date, the 11 candidates listed below have declared in this U.S. Congressional Race.  As interviews with the candidates are aired on KMUD News, the audio files of these interviews will be posted- use the players below to listen or download the audio : 
 

Susan Adams (D) – Registered Nurse Practitioner and currently serves on the Marin County Board of Supervisors

Adams-KMUD News Interview by Cynthia Elkins- aired 10/31/11{mp3} news/Susan Adams1-64 {/mp3}

 

Banafsheh Akhlaghi (D) – Civil and Human Rights Attorney

 

 

 

 

Andy Caffrey (D) – Videographer and Environmental Activist

 Caffrey-KMUD News Interview by Terri Klemetson- aired 11/21/11{mp3} news/Caffrey4 Cong-64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Courtney (D) – Physician and Cannabis Medical Consultant
 
Courtney-KMUD News Interview by Cynthia Elkins- aired 9/15/11{mp3} news/Courtney _Cynthia Elkins64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
 
Brooke Clarke (declined to state party affiliation) – Small Business Owner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jared Huffman (D) – State Assemblyman, Ex-Marin Municipal Water District Board President & Attorney
 
Huffman-KMUD News Interview by Dave Brooksher- aired 9/14/11 {mp3} news/Jared Huffman_Dave Brooksher64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
 
  
Stacy Lawson (D) – Ex-Technology Executive, Educator & Progressive Activist
 
 Lawson-KMUD News Interview by Dave Brooksher- aired 11/9/11 {mp3} news/Stacey Lawson-64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 John Lewallen (Indep.) – Seaweed Wildcrafter, Political Organizer, and Writer
 
Lewallen-KMUD News Interview by Dave Brooksher- aired 12/12/11 {mp3} news/JohnLewallenAired12-12-11-64 {/mp3}
 
 
Tiffany Renee (D) – Petaluma City Councilwoman & Environmental Activist
 
Renee-KMUD News Interview by Cynthia Elkins- aired 9/23/11 {mp3} news/Tiffany Renee_Cynthia Elkins64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
 
Norman Solomon (D) – Author & Progressive Activist
 
Solomon-KMUD News Interview by Daniel Mintz- aired 9/7/11 {mp3} news/Norman Solomon_Daniel Mintz64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
Dan Roberts (R) – Investment Firm Owner
 
Roberts-KMUD News Interview by Cynthia Elkins- aired 11/1/1 {mp3} news/Danroberts64 {/mp3}
 
 
 
 
 
 
A debate with ten candidates for Congress in California’s second district was held Sunday, January 15 at the Mateel Community Center in Redway and broadcast live on KMUD.

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This three-hour debate was moderated by ED Denson and Eric Kirk, KMUD talk show hosts and attorneys at law. The debate was organized by Maiden Humboldt.

You can listen to the whole debate here, or download the audio files if you prefer.
Thanks to Rob Seifert Gage for the audio; it was edited by Simon Frech

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