Oakland District 2 Council seat candidate's night

A month or so ago my city council representative, Danny Wan, resigned to take a better-paying position with the Port of Oakland.
Justin Horner, the chief of staff for city councilmember Jane Brunner, is one of the candidates for the seat in the special election. He’s also a neighbor of mine. He came by knocking on doors a few weeks ago and we talked about the Dean campaign. He had hosted a houseparty as a volunteer for Dean and raised a lot more money than he had expected, which planted the seed in his mind that it might not be far-fetched to run himself.
I’d like to know more about the other candidates running, so this event I read about on the Well looks like something I should try to attend:

Another date to put in your calendar is Monday, February 28. Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church’s sanctuary will be the site of a District 2 Council seat Candidate’s Night to be coordinated by the League of Women Voters beginning at 7 PM. If you can’t attend that evening, the League is also hosting a debate later in the week at City Hall that will be broadcast on KTOP.