Candidates running in the Democratic primary for congressional District 2 will answer questions from the public during two forums this week in Jackson County.

The forums will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the North Medford High School Auditorium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford.

The winner of the May 15 primary likely will face incumbent Greg Walden, R-Hood River, in the November general election.

Democratic candidates for House District 2 who will be at the forums include Michael Byrne, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, James Crary, Eric Burnette, Jennifer Neahring and Timothy White. They will introduce themselves and take questions from the audience.

The forums are sponsored by the Jackson County Democratic Party and the SOU College Democrats and are open to the public.