A Marion County ballot for the 2022 primary election (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
Candidates for city and county offices will answer questions from a coalition of Salem-based community groups in two forums sponsored by the Salem-Keizer NAACP.
The virtual forums are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m., according to a press release.
All city of Salem candidates running in contested races are scheduled to appear, including mayoral candidates Chris Hoy and Chane Griggs, and city council candidates Dynee Medlock and Deanna Gwyn (ward 4), Julie Hoy and Stacey Vieyra-Braendle (ward 6), and Micki Varney and Chris Cummings (ward 8).
Marion County District Attorney candidates Paige Clarkson, who currently holds the office, and Spencer Todd will also appear.
Questions will be posed by Salem Keizer NAACP, Mano a Mano, Black Joy, Coalition of Churches, Latinos Unidos Siempre, Micronesian Islander Community, Salem-Keizer Interfaith Network and Temple Beth Sholom. The forum is intended to focus on issues that matter to communities of color in Salem.
Links to the Zoom sessions will be posted on the Salem-Keizer NAACP website before the first forum Tuesday.