Republican candidates forum in Vale attracts large crowd

Lisa Maddox, Portland, listens in as candidates at a political forum held at the Vale First Christian Church Saturday speak about the issues. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Republican Marc Thielman said if he is elected governor of Oregon, one key move he will make is to arrest Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt.

“I will say, ‘welcome to accountability,’” said Thielman Saturday night during a candidates forum sponsored by the Malheur County Republican Party at the Vale First Christian Church.

Thielman was one of five candidates for governor at the session. Four other GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Ron Wyden were also on hand at the forum.

Besides Thielman, other gubernatorial candidates were Reed Christensen a retired electrical engineer from Hillsboro, Amber Richardson, a southern Oregon massage therapist . . .