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The event, hosted by the Tigard-based Westside Economic Alliance, will be streamed live online.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Christine Drazan, left, Tina Kotek, middle, and Betsy Johnson square off in the first gubernatorial debate sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches on Friday, July 29.The Westside Economic Alliance has announced plans to host a livestreamed forum with all three Oregon gubernatorial candidates, set for Monday, Oct. 10.

The forum, which will focus on regional growth, will be streamed from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

All gubernatorial candidates — Republican Christine Drazan, non-affiliated Betsy Johnson and Democrat Tina Kotek — have confirmed they will attend.

"This forum will provide the candidates an opportunity to speak to the issues that our members, and many of our region's voters, care about," WEA executive director Elizabeth Mazzara Myers wrote in a news release. "Our goal is to help our community make a more informed decision come November."

Mazzara Myers added, "We look forward to bringing the only governor's forum that will focus on important local and regional issues facing voters throughout the three-county (Portland) metro area."

The event will be streamed online and is free to the public. In addition, it will be broadcast on TVCTV, which provides local government and community cable stations.

Registration information will be available closer to the event.

The gubernatorial forum is hosted by the Westside Economic Alliance, which advocates on economic issues within the Westside of the Portland metropolitan area.

Other sponsors include Columbia Corridor Association, Clackamas Business Association, Homebuilders Metro/Portland, Working Waterfront Coalition, NAIOP (a commercial real estate development association) and Smart Growth Oregon.


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