Wylie and Riley to hold live chat today at noon on Columbian.com



State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, and Republican challenger Craig Riley will hold a live chat with Columbian.com readers today at noon.

Wylie took her seat in the Washington House in April after Clark County commissioners appointed her to succeed Jim Jacks as a representative from the 49th District. She faces a robust challenge from Riley , who ran in the 49th last year and lost to veteran state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, by just under 7 percent of votes cast.

For more information on these candidates see our recent story: Riley, Wylie worlds apart in 49th race

Visit www.columbian.com/chat/ or our home page below latest news at noon to participate in the event. Login with Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or MySpace will be required to leave questions or comments, but anyone can watch the action. If you encounter technical problems, please contact our Web Editor, Libby Tucker, libby.tucker@columbian.com.

Here’s how the chat will work:

Readers who login can send questions and comments from the chat window. Web Editor Libby Tucker will moderate the discussion, choosing which questions will go live. She’ll post all of the questions that readers submit unless they aren’t submitted by a real person with a real name, include swear words or are off topic. Both candidates will have the chance to respond to the question before the next is posted. Candidates may also ask questions of each other and respond.