Herrera Beutler and Long debate key issues at Woodland Chamber of Commerce meeting


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Congressional candidates responded to audience member questions at special gathering hosted by Woodland Chamber of Commerce  

WOODLAND — Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and candidate Carolyn Long, spoke in a debate-like style at a special Woodland Chamber of Commerce forum Tuesday afternoon.

The session began with opening statements from the congresswoman, followed by Long. Each candidate presented their platforms for the November general election, as well as attempted to clear up what they believed to be false accusations from each other.

The conclusion of the statements lead into questions from audience members. Topics covered ranged from healthcare, to climate change, as well as homelessness, the carbon tax and President Donald Trump.

Civility was urged by both candidates and Woodland’s moderator, even so, tensions arose when audience members were told to stop stating opinions and reduce the noise level after statements.

For more information regarding both candidates and voting, visit www.clark.wa.gov/elections/candidates.

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler speaks during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler speaks during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Candidate Carolyn Long speaks during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Candidate Carolyn Long speaks during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
There was standing room only during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
There was standing room only during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Candidate Carolyn Long meets with Claudia Franson during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Mike Schultz
Candidate Carolyn Long meets with Claudia Franson during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Mike Schultz
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler meets with Korean War veteran Bobby Worden during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Mike Schultz
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler meets with Korean War veteran Bobby Worden during the 3rd congressional candidate forum hosted by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Mike Schultz
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