Representative Candidates Meet Public

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The presidential candidates have been in the hot seat answering tough questions. Thursday, Springfield residents drilled those running for the district’s representative seat.

Republican Joe Pishioneri and Democrat John Lively faced a packed room of voters at the Willamalane Center in hopes of garnering needed support for a seat in the state House as Representative of District 12.

November 6th is an important day. It won’t only determine the face of the nation for the next four years, but it will also decide which party will gain control of the evenly split state House of Representatives.

At the Springfield City Club Thursday, people wanted to know what the candidates top priorities will be if elected.

“My top two priorities are going to be education and jobs,” said Republican candidate Joe Pishioneri.

“They’ve always been important in this district. They’re still important and frankly, that’s what I hear when I talk to people,” said Democratic candidate John Lively.

The men do have their differences. Lively plans on addressing health care issues and Pishioneri public safety, if elected.

About 80 people filled the room for this week’s Springfield City Club meeting, including a handful of non-members.

Election Day is less than three weeks away. To find out more about these candidates or the ones from your district before you cast your vote, click here.

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