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At Governor’s Forum, Democratic Candidates Promote Ideas and Solutions — Now Available Online

May 4, 2022

For Immediate Release
Oregon Contact: Eddie Kurtz, [email protected] and (503) 883-8887

On Sunday, May 1st at the 2022 Oregon Summit in Sunriver, the Democratic Party of Oregon hosted a governor’s forum featuring qualifying Democratic candidates (in alphabetical last name order): Tina Kotek, Tobias Read, and Patrick Starnes.

A video recording of the forum is now available online for public viewing at:

The forum was moderated by State Party Chair KC Hanson who said, “What a wonderful event! The Democratic forum was deeply informative. The candidates shared ideas and solutions to many of the critical issues on the minds of Oregon voters. We’re so proud that we were able to host this event and now make it available to Oregon voters to view online.”

All Democratic candidates for governor were invited to qualify for participation in the forum. The requirements to qualify were as follows:

  1. The candidate must have set up a campaign account with the Oregon Secretary of State and reported in ORESTAR.
  2. The candidate must have deposited at least $35,000 into their campaign account as publicly reported in ORESTAR.
  3. The candidate must have received at least 100 individual campaign donations of $50 or less from 100 different individuals residing in Oregon.
  4. The candidate must have collected “signatures” from 250 registered Oregon Democrats on an individualized online DPO petition supporting the candidate’s participation in the forum.