Mayes backs out of chamber’s Wildomar District 4 council forum

The Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual candidate forum for Wildomar’s District 4 City Council candidates Thursday, Sept. 24, on the business-focused organization’s YouTube channel. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Wildomar District 4 city council candidate Kenneth “Kenny” Mayes declined to participate in a Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce virtual forum broadcast live on YouTube Thursday, Sept. 24.Forum host Patrick Ellis, president and chief executive officer of the chamber, read an email submitted to him before the live event.“After careful consideration, I've decided not to participate in the Murrieta chamber forum,” Ellis said, reading Mayes’ email. “My reasoning is the longtime relationship with the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and my opponent creates a conflict of interest that denies impartiality. For this reason, I feel that the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce is unqualified to host a fair debate for the people of Wildomar. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to deb
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