Oregon 1st Congressional District Candidate Forum set for Oct. 9

Sep. 28, 2011 - Event will feature candidates for congressional seat vacated by David Wu. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Pacific University will host a forum of candidates vying for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District seat, vacated by former Congressman David Wu, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 in Marsh Hall’s Taylor Auditorium on the Forest Grove campus (2043 College Way).

The forum will consist of an endorsement session for editorial board members of eight Pamplin Media Group newspapers located within the district, as well as a public question-and-answer session.

Five candidates have confirmed their attendance to participate in the forum. They are Democrats Brad AvakianSuzanne Bonamici and Brad Witt; and Republicans Rob CornillesJim Greenfield and Lisa Michaels.

The event is sponsored by Pacific’s Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation and The Forest Grove News-Times. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Political analyst and Pacific Politics & Government instructor Jim Moore will moderate both sessions. The session for news media members will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Members of the general public may watch the session, but will not be allowed to ask any questions during this period. 

At 5:30, each candidate will give an opening statement prior to a public question-and-answer session, which will be administered using written questions from audience members.

Candidates will each be allowed two minutes for a closing statement and the event is expected to finish at or before 7 p.m.

For more information, please call (503) 352-2288.

Pacific University’s Tom McCall Center for Policy and Innovation engages students to the practical side of citizenship and connects the University with the larger community on public policy issues.


Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen (haug7381@pacificu.edu) on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM

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