Candidate forums tonight explore three state House races
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Forums give the public a chance to learn candidates’ positions on the issues.
A House District 32 forum will be hosted by the Tillamook County Democrats at 7 tonight at Rockaway Beach City Hall. Independent Brian Halvorsen, Republican Vineeta Lower and Democrat Tiffiny Mitchell are competing to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Deborah Boone.
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley is hosting a candidate forum at 7 tonight at the Holiday Inn Express Roseburg. House District 7 Republican Rep. Cedric Hayden and challenger Democrat Christy Inskip and House District 2 candidate Democrat Megan Salter are expected to attend and answer questions.
OSBA Executive Director Jim Green said election season provides an important opportunity for education advocates to determine where candidates stand on the need to fund K-12 schools to the Quality Education Model.
“Our students need lawmakers who understand why we should be investing more in young people,” Green said.
OSBA members have consistently identified revenue reform and cost containment as their top legislative priorities.