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Check Out What Clovis City Council Candidates Said at GV Wire Forum



From left to right: Joshua Phanco, Diane Pearce, Matt Basgall, Des Haus, and Kyle Chaney participate in a Clovis City Council forum. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
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GV Wire hosted a forum featuring five of the 10 Clovis City Council candidates.

Clovis voters will select up to three names on the ballots that are already out to all registered voters. The ballots must be returned by Nov. 8 to be counted — either through the mail, or at an in-person voting location.

On Wednesday night, candidates Joshua Phanco, Diane Pearce, Matt Basgall, Des Haus, and Kyle Chaney answered questions from moderator David Taub at the CMAC studios.

Topics included what the “Clovis Way of Life” means to them, public safety, and the future of Clovis development.

A second forum with the remaining candidates is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25 on GV Wire’s Facebook page.

Watch Clovis Council Forum

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email