Vale political forum draws GOP hopefuls for top offices

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, will moderate as candidates forum set Saturday at the Vale Christian Church. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

VALE – Several Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate will be in Vale on Saturday for a candidate forum hosted by the Malheur County Republican Party.

The event at the Vale Christian Church consists of a dinner that begins at 6 p.m., followed by the candidate presentations at 7 p.m. The forum is open to the public.

Scheduled to appear are four Senate candidates who will be on the May primary ballots: Sam Palmer, Jo Rae Perkins, Jason Beebe, and Darin Harbick. The winner in that race will face incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, in November.

Republican gubernatorial candidates scheduled to appear are Nick Hess, Reed Christensen, Amber Richardson, Marc Thielman, Kerry McQuisten, Brandon Merritt and Christine Drazan.

The dinner is tri-tip or barbeque chicken along with baked beans, a baked potato along with salad and desert. Cost of the dinner is $35.

The forum will be moderated by state Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Cheryl Cruson at [email protected] or call 541-881-6168.

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