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Tonight's voters' forum to feature candidates, discussion of ballot measures

With the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election looming, the Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement is hosting a fall Voters’ Forum tonight from 6:15 to 9 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St. Community members are invited to come at 6:15 p.m. to meet the candidates, learn about the measures and enjoy refreshments. The forum begins at 7 p.m.

“The Voters’ Forum connects the community with their local government,” said Rhonda Coakley, chair of the BCCI. “This event gives a unique and unedited view of the candidates, something that you are not going to get from just reading the Voters’ Pamphlet. Asking direct questions provides great insight to the candidates and the issues of the day.”

The following candidates and measures have been invited to participate. As participants are confirmed, the city’s website will be updated with the latest information.

Invited Candidates include the following:

• Oregon Senate, 17th District — Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (incumbent) and John Verbeek

• Oregon Representative, 27th District — Robert D Martin, Tobias Read (incumbent)

• State Representative, 28th District — Jeff Barker (incumbent), Lars D. H. Hedbor

• State Representative 34th District — Ken Helm, Brenden King

Ballot Measures:

• Measure 92 State of Oregon — Requires food manufacturers, retailers to label “genetically engineered” foods as such

• Measure 34-221 Washington County — Washington County vehicle registration fee for road maintenance and operations

• Measure 34-226 city of Beaverton — Authorizes bonds to rebuild city hall as a public safety center

The forum will be broadcast live on Tualatin Valley Community Television, channel 23. BCCI selects all of the races and measures to invite to the forum.

For additional information, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/VotersForum

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