Jackson County Democrats will host two forums for five candidates vying to challenge U.S. Rep. Greg Walden in the November general election, according to a news release.

Both forums are open to the public. The first will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Southern Oregon University's Stevenson Union building; the second will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at North Medford High School auditorium.

The candidates are Michael Byrne, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, James Crary, Eric Burnette and Timothy White.

Candidates will take questions from the audience. Forum attendees are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions about health care, economic development, the new tax bill and other voter concerns.