Washington County civil rights advocates flocked to the Hillsboro Civic Center auditorum Saturday morning for the Washington County district attorney candidate forum, hosted by the ACLU of Oregon, Unite Oregon, and the Coalition of Communities of Color. For the first time since 1972, Washington County voters have more than one option for district attorney.
Though we invited both candidates, Kevin Barton refused to attend the forum because the ACLU of Oregon hosted it (you can read more on that here). Candidate Max Wall, however, did attend and answered questions from moderator Shujat Qalbani, a former prosecutor and judge who now works as the criminal justice policy director for Unite Oregon.
Watch the video embedded above, or here on vimeo.
Check out our photographs from the event on our Facebook page.
For more information on the role of district attorneys, visit the website for our They Report to You campaign.