Reminder- SOCAN Candidate Forum- October 4

SOCAN Candidate Forum

From fire and smoke, to the regional water shortage, global warming, and toxic emissions undermining our air quality, water quality, to ongoing environmental health challenges abound in Southern Oregon. It is critical that we know how candidates for state and local office approach these issues.

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is offering two candidate forums on the topic of ‘Climate and Environment,’ one for candidates seeking a four-year term as Jackson County Commissioner (Seats 1 and 3) and seeking to be our U.S. Congressional District 2 representative and a second for those seeking to represent us in the Oregon Legislature (Senate District 3, House Districts 4, 5, 6, and 56).   All candidates in the respective races have been invited to discuss their views on climate and environmental challenges of importance to Jackson County residents. 

These forums are scheduled for Tuesday October 4 (County Commission and CD 2) and Tuesday October 18 (Oregon Legislature). They are scheduled from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. Each will be followed by an optional 30-minute meet and greet 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 and will be moderated by Liz Olson.  For updates on the events, please visit and click on the forum of interest.  These events are not sponsored or endorsed by the library. .

Each session will be divided into two parts.  The first will involve questions posed by the organizing team and provided to candidates two weeks ahead of the event. The second will be devoted to questions submitted by members of the audience as they arrive.  These will be previewed by team members to eliminate repetition and select questions on the topic of the forum. 

As a 501-c -3 SOCAN cannot endorse candidates. However, we provide these forums in service of our Mission to educate voters on the position of candidates on issues of importance to us.

SOCAN press release
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