Five candidates in the race for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education met up in Malibu for the last debate before the Nov. 6 election.
Three Malibu challengers, Craig Foster, Karen Farrer and Seth Jacobson, are hoping to unseat incumbents Ben Allen, Jose Escarce and Maria Leon-Vazquez.
Jacobson backed out of the debate because of a business trip, but the others met up Thursday in a debate sponsored by Malibu Rotary at Pepperdine University. Malibu Patch editor Jessica Davis moderated the debate, which used questions soley from Patch readers.
Watch the videos above of opening statements and two questions.