What’s Brewing: 2016 Election Series

The What’s Brewing: Election Series kicked off September 6th hosting four candidates for three positions on Bend’s City Council, one of which is unopposed, in its first in a series of five election-related events planned for September and October by the Bend Chamber.   Candidates included incumbent Sally Russell and challenger Wade Fagen (Pos. 3), Justin Livingston and Ron “Rondo” Boozell (Pos. 1; Rondo absent), and former mayor, Bruce Abernethy (Pos. 4 unopposed).

City Council Candidate Debate I:
- Watch entire debate via Zolo Media’s COTV HERE

View a recap of this September 6th first candidate debate – City Council Debate I – from Zolo Media’s new program, Central Oregon Daily.   Watch the entire forum on BendBroadband’s COTV  HERE.   It’s also available on COTV On Demand and on COTV Chanel 11 / HD 611 throughout the campaign season.

City Council Candidate Debate II:
- Watch entire debate via Zolo Media’s COTV HERE 

Incumbent Doug Knight and challenger Bill Moseley took the debate head-on for Bend’s Position 2 for City Council in the second What’s Brewing: Election Series – City Council Candidate Debate II held September 19th at the Deschutes Brewery Tap Room downtown.   Be sure to check the websites of Central Oregon Daily and COTV for both the recap and a full version of the debate.

Sheriff Debate:

Coming up October 4th is the next debate in the What’s Brewing: Election Series – Sheriff Debate  for the Office of Deschutes County Sheriff with incumbent Shane Nelson and challenger Eric Kozowski.  It will be again be downtown in the Deschutes Brewery Tap Room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Register online HERE.

Commissioner Debate:

Tuesday, October 11th is the Election Series debate for a seat on the Board of Deschutes County Commissioners (Pos. 2) with incumbent Alan Unger and challenger Phil Henderson.  Register HERE.

Election Mixer:

October 25: Election Mixer – A casual evening to informally mix and meet both current elected officials and candidates running for office, the final What’s Brewing: Election Series event.  Register HERE.

Supper Club on Central Oregon Daily:

Moderators of the Election Series Aaron Switzer from the Source Weekly and Kelly Bleyer from KBND joined the Bend Chamber’s EVP, Jamie Christman, in a recent edition of the Supper Club to talk “Politics and Polls” after the first local candidate forum in the What’s Brewing: Election Series.  

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