Oregon State CapitolPhoto Credit - Alan Journet

SOCAN and OTHER 2018 Election Season Forums

Jefferson Public Radio Election 2018 coverage

October 15th: SOCAN Forum for Jackson County Commission Seats 1 and 3 on Environmental Challenges, Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford-

Summary of Board of Commissioners Forum by Alan Journet

October 13th: Health Care Forum, 6:00 – 8:00pm Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford

October 12th: Forum for Jackson Democratic Party candidates seeking local and state offices from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at The Manor, 1200 Mira Mar Avenue, Medford.

October 11th: JPR/SOU Forum for Senate District 3 candidates Jeff Golden and Jessica Gomez,  SOU. Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Avenue, Ashland,  7:00 – 8:00 pm: See JPR Calendar It will be necessary to obtain tickets in advance.  Click the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab.  Those wishing to submit question ideas should send these as soon as possible, at the latest a week ahead of the event, to: townhall@jeffnet.orgJefferson Exchange partial re-broadcast on Jefferson Exchange

October 11th: LWV Forum for County Commissioner Candidates,  Noon, Medford City Council Chamber, 411, W. 8th Street, Medford

October 10th: Forum for Jackson Democratic Party candidates seeking local and state offices from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at North Medford High School, 1900 North Keen Way, Medford 97501 sponsored by the Jackson County Democratic Party.

October 9th: Candidate Forum for Ashland City Council candidates at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 87 Fourth Street, Ashland, Sponsored by Mountain Meadows Dems Plus and Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  Videos linked at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIn8hKwunFVj8yu06iTnj4A

October 5th: The only Oregon Congressional District 2 debate, 7:00 pm on KTVZ (Bend) will feature Republican Incumbent Greg Walden with challenger Democratic Party candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Independent Party candidate Mark Roberts.  Should be possible to stream the event from  https://www.ktvz.com/livestream.

October 4th: Gubernatorial Debate between Governor Brown and Challenger Knute Beuhler,  7:00 pm KOBI-TV5. October 1st:  SOCAN Forum for Oregon Legislature Candidates for Senate District 3, House District 5 ,6 and 55 on Environmental Challenges, Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central Avenue –https://socan.eco/event/7481/ Streaming Available at https://www.facebook.com/SOClimate/

Full forum video is available here.

KTVL News Item

As a 501-c-3 non-profit, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now cannot endorse candidates for elective office. However, as part of our educational mission, we can provide an opportunity for potential voters to learn where candidates stand on issues of importance to us. We are therefore offering two candidate forums on the topic of ‘Environmental Challenges,’ one for candidates for the Oregon Legislature (Senate District 3, House Districts 5, 6, and 55) and another for candidates seeking a four year term as Jackson County Commissioner (seats 1 and 3).  All candidates in the respective races have been invited, though not all have agreed to participate and discuss their views on the environmental challenges of importance to local residents.

These events are scheduled for Monday October 1 (Oregon Legislature) and Monday October 15 (County Commission) to run from 7:00 – 8:30 pm followed by an optional 30-minute Break-out opportunity for attendees to visit individually with candidates who wish to remain.  Both events will be held at the Medford Public Library, 205, S. Central Avenue.

Each session will be divided into two halves.  The first half will involve questions posed by the organizing team and provided to candidates ahead of the event. The second half will be allocated to questions submitted on cards by members of the audience as they arrive.  These will be previewed by team members to eliminate repetition and limit questions to the topic of Environmental Challenges.

For updates on the events, please visit https://socan.eco/events/2018-10/ and click on the forum of interest.

Live streaming will be available at: https://www.facebook.com/SOClimate/

Following the sessions, recorded videos will be available at: https://socan.eco/forum

Candidates are seated alphabetically left to right by race, not by party affiliation.

For more information on the October 1st Oregon Legislature Forum visit: SOCAN 2018 Oregon Legislature Candidate Forum

For more information on the October 15th County Commission Forum, visit: SOCAN 2018 Jackson County Commission Forum

Both events will be held from 7:– 8:30 pm at the Medford Public Library on the topic: “Environmental Challenges.”

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