Following former Rep. Mark Strama’s retirement, the seat for House District 50 is now open in a special election set for November 5. We sat down with three candidates for a live, hour-long debate.

The three Democratic candidates are: Celia Israel, a Realtor who has worked in state politics and has served on numerous community boards; Rico Reyes, an attorney who had a career in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now still an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves; and Jade Chang Sheppard, who runs a successful construction company, and among other things, serves on the Planned Parenthood board.

Mike VanDeWalle is also running in the HD 50 race as a Republican, but was unable to attend.

Click the image below to see the full debate, covering public education, health care, water issues, taxes and more.