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Q&A With Assembly Candidates: 2-Tiered Tuition

In its third installment in a week-long series of questions with candidates in the 50th Assembly District, Patch asks if they support a two-tiered tuition system at financially wrecked public colleges.

Editor's Note: Each day through June 5, we will publish a Q&A with the candidates vying to represent voters in the 50th Assembly District. Each candidate was asked to respond in 300 words or less. Their unedited answers are published below their photos above this article.

For its third question, Patch asked:

Crippled by severe funding cuts, the Santa Monica Community College District—one of the best community colleges in the state, serving residents from across the district—continues to suss out a contentious plan to offer . Are you in favor of this proposal? How do you plan to restore funding to public education?

The are Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, 53rd Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, political organizer Torie Osborn and attorney Brad Torgan. Scroll through the photos above for their answers.

Portions of the Santa Monica Mountains, Agoura Hills, Topanga, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Carthay Square, West Hollywood, much of Hollywood, Hancock Park and Miracle Mile make up the new 50th district.

The top two vote-getters in the June 5 primary election will advance to the Nov. 6 general election regardless of party preference or whether one candidate receives a majority of votes in the primary.

Patch Q&A series with Assembly candidates:

 

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