Supe candidates to face off Wednesday |

Supe candidates to face off Wednesday

Susan Wood

And they’re off.

The four candidates running for the El Dorado County District 5 supervisor seat will square off Wednesday evening to talk about the issues facing the Tahoe region.

The candidate forum featuring South Shore attorney Dennis Crabb, businessman Lou Pierini, mobile notary Stephen Reinhard and health care worker Norma Santiago is slated from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers, 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd. It’s sponsored by the Tahoe Daily Tribune and League of Women Voters of El Dorado County. League Vice President Paula Lee will moderate the forum.

The structure will include opening remarks by each candidate for two to three minutes. Afterward, a session of questions from the audience will be scheduled. One minute responses to these questions will be followed by the opportunity for 30-second rebuttals. Lee will pose a few questions of her own. The questions will not be revealed to allow for impromptu responses from the candidates.

“The goal is to cover the major issues and avoid repetition and unprofessional or personal questions,” Lee said Monday.

Each candidate will have two minutes for closing remarks.

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The council chambers has a seating capacity of 157 people. Lee said she’s unsure how many people are expected to attend, but she hopes for much civic involvement.

The District 5 seat was vacated by Dave Solaro, who resigned a few months ago and moved to South Carolina.

The winner of the Nov. 8 election will complete the last year of Solaro’s term.