Students press congressional candidates in forum

Students press congressional candidates in forum

Even though some of them can't yet legally vote, local high schoolers pressed congressional candidates April 17 on topics affecting the San Diego area and nation, such as gun safety, sexual harassment, immigration and reducing the public debt.

The students from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad and La Jolla Country Day School hosted the forum, moderated by Scott Lewis of the Voice of San Diego, at Pacific Ridge and invited eight candidates for California's 49th congressional district.

The candidates on the panel included Democrats Doug Applegate, Sara Jacobs, Paul Kerr and Mike Levin; Republicans Brian Maryott and Joshua Schoonover; Peace & Freedom candidate Jordan Mills;...