Our community is at a crossroads over a broad range of issues, and whoever we elect this year is going to leave marks on our city and county that will likely reach far into the future. Housing and homeless are on everyone’s minds, along with law enforcement and mental health services. Many also believe the future face of downtown and South Corvallis will be decided in these next four years, and the list could go on.
There are a diversity of candidates and visions for voters to choose from this election cycle, so City Club of Corvallis and the Corvallis Advocate CitySpeak project are partnering to host debates for each contested City Council Ward, the Mayoral race, and for the County Commissioner contest.
All events will be open to the public, free of charge. Time has been allotted at each debate for audience questions and comments for the candidates. The schedules are below.
At Old World Deli, Tuesday, October 2:
City Council, Ward 1, at 5:30pm
City Council, Ward 2, at 6:00pm
City Council, Ward 3, at 6:30pm
City Council, Ward 5, at 7:00pm
City Council, Ward 9, at 7:30pm
At Corvallis-Benton Public Library, October 4:
County Commissioner’s Debate, 5:30pm
Corvallis Mayoral Debate, 7:00pm