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Fri. Oct. 8

Bend Business PAC City Council Candidate Forum

The forum is presented by the Chamber of Commerce PAC and will focus on business-oriented issues.

Tues. Oct. 12

State Representative Forum

House Seat 54 candidates Judy Stiegler, Jason Conger and Mike Kozak will be on hand as well as the candidates for House District 53, Gene Whisnant and John Huddle. 5-7 p.m. Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St.

Bend City Council Candidate Forum

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bend and moderated by former state Sen. Neil Bryant. 12 p.m. Location: The Riverhouse.

Weds. Oct. 13,

Bend City Council Candidate Forum

A new forum that includes a change of pace format, including a novel bonus question with a chance to win televised stump time. The event is sponsored by 1,000 Friends of Oregon and the Environmental Center. 7-8:30 Bend Park and Rec Center, Riverbend Community Room.

Coming Up

the Source Weekly's election endorsement schedule

Oct. 13 - U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. 2nd District, County Commissioner and County Clerk

Oct. 20 - State Representative Districts 53 and 54, State Treasurer, Governor

Oct. 27 - Recap

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