Candidates agree on issues, differ on paths at labor forum

State Treasurer Tobias Read and former House Speaker Tina Kotek face off in their first joint appearance as Democratic candidates for governor. They spoke Friday, March 18, at the annual convention of the Oregon AFL-CIO at the Hyatt Regency/Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Tina Kotek and Tobias Read differed little on the issues brought forth during their first joint appearance for their party's nomination for governor.

But the most widely known of the 17 Democratic candidates offered differing experience to achieve similar goals in front of a mostly friendly audience Friday night, March 18, at the Oregon AFL-CIO's annual convention in Portland.