At 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 11, members of the 11th California Congressional District will have the chance to ask questions of incumbent Rep. Jerry McNerney and challenger Dean Andal.
And they'll actually answer.
I'll be the emcee (God be with me) of the 1½-hour event designed to give district voters the chance to hear firsthand from the people who, come January, will represent us for two years in Washington, D.C. And it's the only time Andal and McNerney will face each other on the same stage in even a quasi-debate format.
But the star of the show is the voters. So show up, ask a question, and make a decision.
It's democracy at its finest.