Online Candidates’ Forum, 2020: CD2

Here is the online CD2 candidates’ forum

The second congressional district of Oregon (CD2) comprises 20 counties. It is the seventh largest congressional district in the U.S. As part of our online candidates’ forum for 2020, the LWV Klamath County offers information submitted by each CD2 candidate below. You can read about their positions and ask questions at the bottom of the page. Become a more informed voter here.

Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District (CD2) is located in the eastern portion of the state. The district includes these counties:

  • Baker,
  • Crook,
  • Deschutes,
  • Gilliam,
  • Grant,
  • Harney,
  • Hood River,
  • Jackson, Jefferson,
  • Klamath,
  • Lake,
  • Malheur,
  • Morrow,
  • Sherman,
  • Umatilla,
  • Union,
  • Wallowa,
  • Wasco,
  • Wheeler
  • a part of Josephine County.[2]
U.S. Census Bureau (2010 data): Oregon Second District
Population: 770,403
Gender: 49.6% Male, 50.4% Female
Race[1]: 90.40% White, 1.95% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.20% Asian
Ethnicity: 12.85% Hispanic
Unemployment: 14.5%
Median household income
$40,670
High school graduation rate
88.3%
College graduation rate
23.1%

Cook Partisan Voter Index (2018): R+11 : First introduced in 1997, the Cook PVI measures how each district performs at the presidential level compared to the nation as a whole. We have released new PVI scores following every election since 1996 and every round of redistricting since 2001. Each time we take into account the prior two presidential elections. 

Democratic candidate

ALEX SPENSER

Alex Spenser Biography // Candidate Statement (written version): On Healing the Divisiveness

Alex Spenser: Statement of Purpose

  •     On Divisiveness

Republican candidate

CLIFF BENTZ

View Cliff Bentz’s video statement HERE.

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