PARIS — The Oxford County Democrats will host a candidate forum on Thursday, May 22, featuring Emily Cain of Orono and Troy Jackson of Allagash, who are candidates for the Democratic nomination for Congress.

The event will be held in the Paris Town Office Meeting Room from 7 to 8 p.m.  Robert Kirchherr, candidate for the House in District 73 (Buckfield, Hebron and Paris) will be the moderator for the forum that will include opening and closing remarks by the two candidates and audience questions.

Cain and Jackson are competing for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who is running for governor.

Emily Cain served in the House, with two years as minority leader, prior to being elected to the Senate in 2012. She is a member of the Appropriations Committee.

Troy Jackson served in the House and Senate for 12 years and is currently the majority leader in the State Senate.

Prior to the forum, there will be a ribbon-cutting and social time beginning at 6 p.m. at the Oxford County Democrats office in Market Square, next to Community Concepts.