Virtual Candidate Interviews & Debates

Virtual Candidate Interviews & Debates

          The following are the methods employed by the LWVCC to provide impartial information to our voters prior to Oregon's May 2020 Primary Elections during the pandemic with Stay-at-Home Orders from Governor Kate Brown.


        Instead of live public Candidate forums, the League offered recorded interviews through Zoom, and video recorded debates (when possible) without an audience.


May 2020

Primary Candidates for US House of Representatives,                        District 4 - interviews are still available

      • Democratic Candidates - Doyle Canning 0 to 34:50;  Peter DeFazio - 34:54 to 1:11
      • Republican Candidate - Nelson Ijih 1:12 to 1:46; Alex Skarlatos did not respond to the invitation for an interview.
Interviews were conducted for these candidates as a date to get all candidates rescheduled was not possible after the Stay-at-Home orders from Gov. Brown mandated cancelling the traditional Candidate Forum on April 3rd.

Primary Candidate for Oregon's House Representative,                    District  9 - interview still available

      • Democratic Candidate - Cal Mukumoto; Mark Dailey was unavailable

As above this interview was conducted as the 2nd candidate was not able to reschedule.

Primary Candidates for Coos County Commissioners, 

Position # 1 - debate still available

      • Edward Rosendo Cordova, Katy Eymann, Pam Lewis, Robert (Bob) Main, and Sam Schwarz


The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization with a mission to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes any candidate or political party and aims to provide impartial information to voters about candidates' view on issues, and to stimulate interest and participation in the election.