Philomath’s two mayoral candidates and nine city council candidates have been invited to participate in a public forum Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Benton County Museum’s Moreland Gallery.
The forum is scheduled to run from 6:30-8 p.m. Xan Augerot, chair of the Benton County Board of Commissioners, will serve as moderator.
Jerry J. Jackson Sr., and Eric Niemann are running for mayor. The city council candidates include Jason Bushnell, Noelle Cummings, Marion Dark, Doug Edmonds, Chas Jones, Candy Koetz, David Low, Matthew Thomas and Terry Weiss.
Each candidate will have three minutes of time to make an opening statement. A question-and-answer format will follow and then the candidates will get two minutes for closing remarks. Questions from the public may be submitted at the forum.