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The four major San Diego mayoral candidates are scheduled to appear at Thomas Jefferson School of Law this Friday from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. to speak about issues that affect the East Village community.

The law school's Center for Law and Social Justice and the East Village Association, a nonprofit corporation that manages the East Village Business Improvement District, are presenting the “San Diego Mayoral Candidates Forum.”

The candidates who have confirmed their attendance include San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego), Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher (I-San Diego), and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who graduated from TJSL in 1976.

Besides providing a brief overview of the candidates, the forum will focus on homelessness, crime, redevelopment, the Chargers' stadium, jobs, education and small business concerns.

Professor Alex Kreit, director of TJSL’s Center for Law and Social Justice, will serve as one of the panel members who will ask questions of the candidates.

“San Diego is fortunate to have four experienced candidates running for mayor this year,” Kreit said. “As a homeowner in the East Village, I look forward to being able to ask the candidates about issues of concern to those of us who live and work in this community.”

Dennis Morgigno, director of original programming at Cox Communications, will be the moderator of the event. Kris Michell, CEO of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, and Jack Monger, East Village Association board member and government relations chair, will also serve as panel members.

The forum will be held in Room 325 and is open to the first 120 people who RSVP. Brown bag lunches will be available to the first 120 who reserve seats. Overflow seating will be available in Room 323 with live televising of the program. Those interested are asked to RVSP by Wednesday to RSVP@eastvillagesandiego.com.

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