League of Women Voters announce Jaime Herrera Beutler/Carolyn Long debate


Candidates for WAshington’s 3rd Congressional District will participate in a virtual debate on Fri., Oct. 9

VANCOUVER – Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Democratic challenger Carolyn Long will participate in a live televised debate sponsored by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters.

Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long are scheduled to participate in a virtual debate hosted by the League of Women Voters Clark County on Fri., Oct. 9. Photos by Mike Schultz
Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long are scheduled to participate in a virtual debate hosted by the League of Women Voters Clark County on Fri., Oct. 9. Photos by Mike Schultz

The event will be televised on Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) at 2 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 9.  It also will be available later on the station via streaming.  

Long, a political science professor at Washington State University, Vancouver, is challenging Herrera Beutler for the second time in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Herrera Beutler was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010 to fill the seat vacated by retiring Brian Baird, and has been re-elected four times since.

Carolyn Long is shown here at a Woodland Chamber of Commerce debate held two years ago. Photo by Mike Schultz
Carolyn Long is shown here at a Woodland Chamber of Commerce debate held two years ago. Photo by Mike Schultz

“This is truly a cooperative effort between three Leagues and four newspapers and represents the kind of collaboration that can only benefit our communities,” said Clark County League Co-Presidents Nancy Halvorson and Jane Johnson. “The participation of these candidates should offer voters an opportunity to see where they stand on a wide selection of important issues. This effort is all about our mission to empower voters through education.”

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is shown here at a Woodland Chamber of Commerce debate two years ago. Photo by Mike Schultz
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is shown here at a Woodland Chamber of Commerce debate two years ago. Photo by Mike Schultz

The district encompasses Southwest Washington and portions of central Washington and includes Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Klickitat, Lewis, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties and a small portion of Thurston County.

Journalist Steve Leader, who retired in April after more than 30 years at Portland’s KXL-FM radio, will serve as moderator.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to all. With 100 years of experience, the League is one of America’s oldest and most trusted civic nonprofit organizations.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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