Sheriff Adam Christianson and challenger Rob Jackson, a Turlock police captain, met with The Bee editorial board last week to discuss the issues in the Stanislaus County sheriff's race.
The Bee videotaped the hour-long meeting and is making it available to readers so they can hear what Christianson and Jackson had to say. This is the first time the newspaper has videotaped an editorial board meeting and made it available for the public.
Each election year, The Bee invites candidates for several races to appear before the editorial board and discuss the issues. The Bee uses these interviews -- they are not debates -- as part of its research in choosing whom to endorse.
The editorial board consists of Eric Johnston, publisher and president; Mark S. Vasche, editor and senior vice president; Judy Sly, opinions pages editor, and three community members who serve on a rotating basis quarter to quarter as "visiting editors."
The newspaper will issue its endorsement for sheriff sometime before the election June 8.
Also last week, The Bee videotaped its meeting with county supervisor candidates Balvino Irizarry, Dick Monteith and Carmen Sabatino. That discussion will be available for viewing on modbee.com Tuesday.