League of Women Voters and Deschutes Public Library Voter Forums
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 9/24/2014
The League of Women Voters® of Oregon (LOWVOR) and Deschutes Public Library are pleased to host four forums highlighting the candidates seeking public office this November. The forums are free and open to the public and will be held at the State/County Building at 1300 NW Wall.
County Commissioner Candidates
Monday, September 29 • 5:15 p.m.
City Council Position 6
Thursday, October 16 • 5:15 p.m.
City Council Positions 5 and 7
Wednesday, October 8 • 5:15 p.m.
State Representative District 54 Candidates
Monday, October 13 • 5:15 p.m.
LOWVOR® is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide. Their mission is to provide balanced, accurate, nonpartisan information to all Oregonians prior to elections. Susie Penhollow, current voter service chair and long-time LOWVOR® member, says forums are a critical platform for voters to become familiar with candidates. “Forums are an excellent opportunity for the voters of Deschutes County to listen to the views and accomplishments of the candidates through a question/answer format,” she says. The moderated forums give candidates time to state their positions and then respond to questions from the moderator as well as the audience. “The forums are a great way for the people to meet the candidates that will represent them,” says Penhollow.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit www.dechuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.