Candidates at forum aim to replace Baird

The Inaugural 2010 3rd Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Phillip Wickstrom Theater at Centralia College, 600 W. Locust St.

The forum will feature Democratic candidates looking to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, who isn’t running for re-election. Cheryl Crist, Denny Heck, Craig Pridemore, Maria Rodriguez-Salazar and Deb Wallace will attend.

The forum will be held as a part of the Lewis County Democrats’ monthly meeting.

Each candidate will be given five minutes to state why he or she should be elected, and afterward each candidate will be given one minute to respond to a minimum of three standardized questions.

For more information about the forum or the meeting, contact Bob Schroeter at 360-740-0733 or chair@lewiscountydemocrats.net.