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CPOs plan candidate forum on April 21

Want to get to know the candidates for a few of the area’s big races before the May 17 Oregon Primary?

Then mark your calendars for April 21.

The Metzger and Garden Home CPOs are hosting a primary forum on April 21, giving candidates for three of the region’s big races to get some one-on-one time with local voters.

The forum starts at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Patricia D. Whiting Hall at Metzger Park, 8400 S.W. Hemlock St.

The event is hosted by the Metzger and Garden Home citizen participation organizations, community groups that represent parts of Washington County.

The forum will include candidates for local Washington County commission, Metro council and democrats racing for House District 27.

HD 27

Darin Campbell, Southwest Portland

Sheri Malstrom, Beaverton

Metro Council District 3

Craig Dirksen, Tigard (incumbent)

Garrit Rosenthal, Tualatin

Washington County Commission District 3

Roy Rogers, Tigard (incumbent)

Glendora Claybrooks, Tualatin

Jim Long, the chairman of Metget’s CPO-4M and Joy Patterson, chairwoman of CPO-3, will facilitate the forum.

The forum will give candidates the chance to talk about their plans for elected office, and give community members the chance to ask questions of their local candidates.

“It is not intended that this forum become a debate,” organizers said. “Tables will be available for any political or informational handouts for candidates and community members.”

Want to learn more about CPOs? Attend their next meeting

CPO 3 (West Slope, Raleigh Hills, Garden Home) meets next at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 S.W. Oleson Road.

CPO-4M (Metzger, East Tigard, Durham, Progress) meets next at 7 p.m. April 27 at Patricia Whiting Hall, Metzger Park, 8400 S.W. Hemlock St.