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Event will take place over three nights and will be broadcast live online in English and Spanish

A number of local candidates running for political office in November will meet over the course of three nights in October for a community forum hosted by the Salem-Keizer NAACP.

The virtual event will be hosted on CC Media and broadcast live online in English and Spanish. Media partners KTUP Radio Poder and KMUZ community radio also will air the broadcasts. According to organizers, the event is intended to be nonpartisan, and all candidates running for office received invitations to speak and answer questions.

The forums will be moderated by local people of color. Questions will be generated by participating organizations. Forums will feature candidates from state, county and city races, including House District 22 (Woodburn, Gervais, Brooks) and House District 25 (Newberg, St. Paul, French Prairie).

In addition to the Salem-Keizer NAACP, other partnering organizations include: PCUN, Mano a Mano, Latinos Unidos Siempre, Salem Coalition of Churches, Micronesian Islander Community, Sikh Seva Foundation NW, Temple Beth Sholom, Capitol City SURJ, and S.O.S (Save Our Selves).

For information on how to view the event online, go to

FORUM 1 – Oct. 7

PMG FILE PHOTO - Ramiro Navarro Jr.House District 25 (Newberg, St. Paul, French Prairie, Keizer)

Ramiro Navarro Jr.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Teresa Alonso Leon, Woodburn Independent - News  House District 22 (North Salem, Woodburn, Gervais, Brooks)

Teresa Alonso Leon (incumbent)

City of Keizer


Cathy Clark (incumbent; unopposed)

City Council Position 1

Laura Reid (incumbent)

Michael DeBlasi

City Council Position 2

Dylan Juran

City Council Position 3

Michele Roland-Schwartz

FORUM 2 – Oct. 8

COURTESY PHOTO - Former Woodburn High School student Taylor Rickey is the Libertarian challenger for Oregon Senate District 10, which is held by Republican Denyc Boles and also is being challenged by Democratic candidate Deb Patterson. Senate District 10 (South Salem, Monmouth, Independence, Yamhill)

Deb Patterson

Taylor Rickey

House District 20 (South Salem, Monmouth, Independence)

Paul Evans (incumbent)

Selma Pierce

Polk County Commission Position 1

Daniel Jaffer

FORUM 3 – Oct. 9

House District 19 (South Salem, Aumsville, Turner)

Jacqueline Leung

House District 21 (Salem)

Brian Clem (incumbent)

Jack Esp

Marion County Commission Position 3

Ashley Carson Cottingham

Marion County Clerk

Bill Burgess (incumbent)

Danielle Gonzalez

NAACP Candidate Forum

Dates: Oct. 7, 8 and 9

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Livestream online, in English and Spanish

Broadcast: CC Media, KTUP Radio Poder and KMUZ community radio

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