There are three candidates for Congressional District 3 in this election, which includes all of Klickitat and Skamania Counties. Incumbent, Jamie Herra Beutler, a Republican, is being challenged by Michael Delavar, also a Republican, and by Bob Dingethal, a Democrat.

 With Washington State’s Top Two primary system, this primary vote will eliminate one candidate. Ballots for the primary will be in the mail July 18. In order to give the voters an opportunity to meet the candidates, Klickitat County Democrats are sponsoring a debate between Bob Dingethal and Michael Delavar. Congresswoman Beutler will not be able to attend.

The debate is scheduled for Monday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Umpqua Bank, 201 Main Street, Goldendale.