Largest Child Advocacy Association Hosts Gubernatorial Forum

California State PTA Puts the Spotlight on Education for Candidates

California State PTA, in partnership with Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and ABC Channel 7, will host a Gubernatorial Education Forum on Friday, April 27.

WHO: Invited candidates include, in alphabetical order:

Travis Allen, California Assemblymember

John Chiang, California State Treasurer

John Cox, Businessman

Delaine Eastin, Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor

Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Los Angeles Mayor.

Candidate participation was determined based on a variety of factors including polling averages from UC Berkeley’s Insitute of Governmental Studies (IGS). View criteria and forum procedures. 

WHAT: The Gubernatorial Education Forum will put the spotlight on public education to learn more about each candidates’ vision for California’s public schools.

WHEN: The forum is Friday, April 27 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and will close promptly at 3 p.m. All media must be in place with no exceptions.

WHERE: Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764 in Hall B

** Media seating is limited. RSVP to Ashley Stidham at**


RSVP to Ashley Stidham at or (916) 612-1186 by April 26. Seating is limited

Questions about the forum may be directed to Michelle Eklund at or (951) 314-3707

Check-in onsite at the Press/Communications Booth. Media will be escorted

Reporters and photographers will be in an assigned area near the stage with an opportunity to take photos

No flash photography during the forum

Non-flash photography via mobile devices is permissible and encouraged during the forum for use on social media platforms, using #PTAvotes

PTA members or officers cannot be displayed for commercial or advertising use on any medium at any time

A media room is available for interviews folllowing the forum

Official representatives of California State PTA and PACE will be available for comment

Audience feedback or reaction is personal in nature and does not represent the opinion of California State PTA or PACE

Participation or sponsorship in this event does not denote endorsement of gubernatorial candidates by either California State PTA or PACE.

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