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Candidate Forums

October 6 — Congressional District 4

In July we invited all candidates seeking to be elected to Congressional District 4 to appear. Five candidates: Mike Beilstein of the Pacific Green Party, Jim Howard of the Constitution Party, Val Hoyle of the Democratic Party, and Levi Leatherberry of the Independent Party, and Alek Skarlatos, of the Republican Party all appeared. View the forum on Facebook.

October 13 — Oregon House District 7

Both Democratic Candidate John Lively and republican candidate Alan Stout both appeared at the forum. View the forum on Facebook. 

October 20 — House District 12

Both Republican candidate Charlie Conrad and Democratic candidate Michelle Emmons have accepted an invitation Click here to view the forum on Faceb

October 27 – Local Levies

The City of Springfield is seeking a renewal of a five-year local option levy used to partially fund operations of the Police Department. Mayor Sean VanGordon and Police Chief Andrew Shearer discussed the levy and what the proceeds are used for. Similarly, the Rainbow Water District, which provides waiter and fire service to several north Springfield neighborhoods that are outside the city limits will be seeking renewal of a five-year local option levy used to pay part of the cost of retaining Eugene=-Springfield Fire to provide fire service. Marla Casley, Secretary-Treasurer of the Rainbow Board and Superintendent Jamie Porter discussed this levy renewal. View the forum HERE.


Candidate Forum — Springfield City Council

Three seats on the Springfield City Council are up for election at the May 17 primary. IN Ward 1 the only candidate who has filed is Michelle Webber. In Ward 2, the only candidate who has filed is Steve Moe. In Ward 5 two candidates have filed — Victoria Doyle and Mark Molina. The League of Women Voters of Lane County and Springfield City Club hosted a forum for all candidates on April 28. Three candidates were present.

Each of the candidates previously submitted statements about their candidacy. Please click on the candidate’s name to see their statement:

Vittoria Doyle

Steve Moe

Mark Molina

Michèle Webber

The Forum is available to review on the City Club Facebook page and also may be downloaded HERE.

Candidate Forum — House District 12

On April 21, the League of Women Voters of Lane County and the Springfield City Club held a forum for all candidates for House District 12. All candidates were invited. One, Bill Ledford, did not respond to the invitation and another, Jeff Gowing, had a conflicting meeting. Four of the candidates submitted statements in advance of the forum:

Charlie Conrad (Republican)

Nici8le DeGraff (Republican)

Michelle Emmons (Democrat)

Jeff Gowing (Republican)

The forum was held as a Zoom webinar and livestreamed on the Springfield City Club Facebook page. A compete recording of the forum can be viewed or download HERE.

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