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Press ReleaseApril 18, 2016

Charter and Cuesta College to Host California Congressional Candidates Forum

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Charter, Cox, Cuesta College and the Associated Students of Cuesta College to host California Congressional District 24 Candidates Forum  

Candidates to field questions during April 21 event at Cuesta College

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), Cox Communications, Cuesta College and the Associated Students of Cuesta College will welcome Congressional District 24 candidates to Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus on April 21 for a candidates forum exploring key topics of concern to local California voters.

Moderated by "Charter Local Edition" anchor Brad Pomerance, the two-hour event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with questions from Cuesta College faculty and students and inquiries collected from the audience. The forum will be cablecast at a later date on Charter channel 188, Cox channel 8, and the California Channel (177 on the Charter San Luis Obispo County system).

All nine registered candidates (in alphabetical order: Katcho Achadjian, Salud Carbajal, Justin Fareed, Steve Isakson, Matt Kokkonen, Benjamin Lucas, William Ostrander, Helene Schneider and John Uebersax) vying for the seat vacated by Congresswoman Lois Capps are scheduled to appear at the Cuesta College event. Capps announced in April 2015 that she would not seek reelection to the position she has held since 1998. District 24 includes all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, as well as a portion of Ventura County.

The April 21 forum is the first of two candidate meetings to be televised on the Charter and Cox networks. Following the June 7 primary election, the District 24 race’s top two candidates will face off again in September during a second forum in Santa Barbara prior to the November 8 general election.

The April 21 event will be held in the Cuesta College Associated Students Auditorium, Building 5400, Room 5401, on the San Luis Obispo Campus, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event is free; however, reserved seating is available by emailing Free parking will be available in Lots 2 and 2a on a first come, first served basis.


About Charter Communications

Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately six million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among Diversity Inc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity ten times, including the last nine years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About Cuesta College

Cuesta College is an open access institution and starting point for those who wish to begin their journey toward a degree/certificate, prepare for transfer to a university, train for a new career path, or a waypoint for those desiring to improve career skills or looking to change direction. The college serves approximately 10,000 students annually at its three locations – its main campus in San Luis Obispo, the North County Campus located in Paso Robles, and the South County Center at Arroyo Grande High School – as well as online. Cuesta College is known for its internationally recognized Career Technical Education Program, consistently producing award-winning students in fields like welding, auto body, prepared speech, and more. The college’s transfer students consistently out-perform traditional junior-level students in the University of California and California State University systems.

About Associated Students of Cuesta College:

The Associated Students of Cuesta College (ASCC) works to promote the general welfare of the college, guarantee equality of opportunity among students, offer an experience in the practice of the American democratic government, and encourage student participation in, planning for, and involvement in a comprehensive program of student activities. Members of ASCC are all Cuesta College students, not employees of the school.


Media Contacts:

Brian Anderson, Charter Communications



Heather Childress, Cox Communications



Lauren Milbourne, Cuesta College