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County Commission Candidate Forum

September 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Election season is upon us with candidates running to represent Bendites at all levels of government — from City Council and County Commissioners to the State Legislature in Salem. The Bend Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a series of forums focusing on the business community to introduce the candidates and learn about their policy platforms. You’ll hear from the candidates firsthand, plus have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

Before and after our speakers, we’ll have plenty of time for networking — plus bites and beverages. Beverages will be provided, including beer from Deschutes Brewery, cider from AVID Cider, plus appetizers from Bleu Bite Catering.

Join us on Tuesday, September 6, to hear from the candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Program starts at 5:30 p.m.

County Commissioner Position #1

County Commissioner Position #3

The Board of County Commissioners is comprised of three elected officials who serve four-year terms. The Board is elected at large, serves as the public’s elected advocate, and is the policy-making body of Deschutes County government.

Meet Our Moderator

  • Gerry O’Brien, Editor

Gerry O’Brien has been the editor for The Bulletin for the last three years. Prior to that, he was the editor for the Klamath Falls paper. He has worked in Journalism for 35+ years including managing dailies across Montana.

The Bulletin takes its role of government watchdog very seriously and part of that role is to partner with groups that hold candidate forums such as these.

$25 Members | $40 Non-members
$5 more at the door


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