Heard, Souza won't be at League of Women Voters forum

By Carisa Cegavske, Senior Staff Writer, The News- Review

At a legislative candidate forum next week, attendees won’t be hearing from the candidates for state Senate District 1.

Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, turned down the invitation from the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley. He told The News-Review on Tuesday that the time and date set for the event, 7 p.m. next Tuesday, conflicted with his schedule.

Because Heard won’t be there, League rules say the group can’t seat his challenger, Democratic nominee Shannon Souza, said League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley Vice President Robin Wisdom on Tuesday. READ MORE