Now LIVE - 2018 Fall Legislative Candidate Forums Sponsored by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce

As a service for the community, each election year the Ashland Chamber of Commerce hosts and sponsors Fall Legislative Candidate Forums.  For the 2018 Election, the Ashland Chamber recorded Legislative Forums for the following positions: State Senator (District 3), State Representative (District 5), Jackson County Commissioner (Positions 1 and 3), Jackson County Sheriff, Ashland City Council (Positions 2, 3, 4 and 6) and Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners (Positions 3, 4 and 5).
Questions for the Forums were created by the Chamber's Executive Committee and were sent to the candidates in advance. The discussion was chaired by Ashland Chamber Legislative Chair, Cindy Bernard and Ashland Chamber President, Mary Gardiner and moderated by Board Members - Gary Blake, Sheila Clough and Marie Lange. They were filmed at the SOU Digital Media Center - RVTV Studios. 
The forums will be broadcast on the following media outlets throughout the month of October until Election Day - November 6th:
  • LISTEN & WATCH online at Ashland Chamber -
  • RVTV website -
  • Television Stations
    • RVTV Prime (Ashland TV channel 9, Charter channel 180)  
    • RVTV Civic (Ashland TV channel 14, Charter channel 181)
    • RVTV Voices (Ashland TV channel 15, Charter channel 182)
    • Ashland Home Net – Channel 20
  • For the PRIME and CIVIC channels – Each Candidate Forum will be available for viewing at least twice per week per the RVTV channel beginning October 1st.
RVTV programming schedules:
NOTE: This programming schedule is subject to change by the RVTV Studios.  Schedules may be altered if LIVE government programs are previously scheduled.  Please continue to check your local listings for the most current program schedule.
For Channel 20 (Ashland Home Net) – Viewers may watch the Forums on Channel 20 at various times throughout October until Election Day.  Channel 20 is only available for subscribers to Ashland Home Net.  Ashland Home Net is a sponsor of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and will try their best to air the Ashland Chamber’s Legislative Forums as frequently as possible.   
For more information, contact the Ashland Chamber at (541) 482-3486 or view the forums online at
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative mission is to provide an opportunity for our Members and the greater community to learn about candidates for office and issues. Unlike traditional Chamber models, the Ashland Chamber chooses not to have a Political Action Committee that supports candidates for office. Additionally, we do not participate in the political actions of the US Chamber of Commerce in regard to candidates and issues as we choose to not be members given their current political emphasis.

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