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The chamber will facilitate the in-person and virtual forum with the four school district board candidates

The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will facilitate a virtual candidate forum Thursday evening for Jefferson County 509-J District Board of Directors positions 2 and 3.

Four candidates are vying for the two open school board positions during the May 18 special district election.

Incumbent Jamie Hurd will face Lorien Stacona for position 2. Jaylyn Suppah and Jacob Struck have filed to run for position 3.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8. The streaming of the forum will be from the Performing Arts Center with opening remarks, multiple rounds of questions, and final remarks by each candidate.

There will limited seating for those wanting to attend in person. Masks are required. Those interested in attending in-person must call the chamber to reserve a seat.

The public is invited to join the candidate forum on Facebook at for the hour-long candidate forum. The event will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Jefferson County residents may email questions for the candidates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-475-2350.

The chamber will host a similar forum with Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

A Madras Aquatic Center and Education Service District virtual forum will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

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