Candidates meet with news agencies for panel discussion
Video footage available on Spotlight's YouTube channel of panel discussion with Columbia County commissioner candidates
Candidates for seats on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, Positions 1 and 3, visited the Spotlight's office in Scappoose on Monday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 26, to participate in a panel discussion with news staff from the Spotlight, KOHI AM 1660 radio and the Vernonia's Voice.
Darryl Swan, publisher and editor of the Spotlight; Marty Rowe, station owner and host for KOHI AM 1660; Scott Laird, publisher and editor of Vernonia's Voice; and John Brewington, retired Spotlight editorial staffer, engaged in a back-and-forth discussion with the candidates on a wide range of topics, including jobs, economic development, homelessness and marijuana businesses.
Candidates running for Position 1 on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners include Susan Conn, Margaret Magruder, Wayne Mayo, Brady Preheim and Joel Yarbor. Candidates for Position 3 include Tony Hyde (incumbent) and Alex Tardif.
The primary election is Tuesday, May 17, and ballots have been mailed to registered voters.
To view video footage of the panel discussion, please visit the Spotlight's YouTube channel.