The interviews were conducted by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Clark County
Like to know how the candidates seeking to represent you in the 3rd Congressional District stand on key issues?
View a video featuring interviews with seven of the nine candidates in the Aug. 2 primary. The top two finishers will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.
The interviews were conducted by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Clark County and the video is available for streaming through election day at https://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/35057?startStreamAt=0&stopStreamAt=3710
Melanie Handshaw, co-chair of the League’s Candidate Forum Committee, said the League opted to conduct individual candidate interviews rather than a traditional forum because of the large number of people who filed for the race.
Two candidates – Joe Kent and Vicki Kraft – did not respond to the League’s invitation to participate.
Jaime Herrera Beutler, Chris Byrd, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Oliver Black, Heidi St. John, Davy Ray, and Leslie L. French participated.
Candidates were asked about immigration, the role of local news in our democracy, party platform issues, why they want to represent the 3rd Congressional District, and their plans for communicating with constituents. Candidates had 90 seconds to respond to each question.
Handshaw emphasized the importance of voting in the primary. “Often people bypass the primary, failing to recognize its significance. But, of course, the primary is vitally important because it determines who are the final candidates.”
The co-chair added, “The League’s mission is to empower voters and defend democracy and presentations like this go a long way in achieving these goals.”
League leadership also thanked CVTV.org officials for their assistance and for streaming the video and C-Tran for making available their board room as a venue for forums for several local and legislative candidates that were held in late June and early July.
Videos of those forums are also available for streaming at https://www.cvtv.org/program/election-2022
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