Staff Report

Voters in Solvang are invited to attend the Solvang Candidates Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Bethania Lutheran Parish Hall, 603 Atterdag Road in Solvang.

This year marks the first year Solvang voters are divided into four districts each with separate council representation. In 2022, the voters will elect their City Council members for Districts 3 and 4.

David Brown and V. Louise Smith are running for a council seat in District 3 and Robert Clark and Elizabeth Orona are running for council seats in District 4. Each voter is only able to vote for the council members from their district.

The candidates forum will give our four candidates an opportunity to present themselves and their views on important local issues. A few written questions will be accepted by an impartial moderator and presented to the candidates. If time allows there will be questions from the audience.

Every vote matters. Please plan on attending the candidates forum to learn more about your representatives before you vote on Nov. 8.

In 2023, Districts 1 and 2 will elect their council members.

For more information on the districts please visit or