Democratic hopefuls for 5th District expound on views ahead of June 23 primary

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Voters in the 5th District Democratic primary June 23 will have a packed field of candidates to pick from amid an unusual election.

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Roger Dean Huffstetler, John Lesinski, Claire Russo, and Dr. Cameron Webb were faced with the unprecedented challenge of campaigning with very limited human contact.

Door-knocking was replaced with texts and phone calls, and candidate forums were relegated to digital platforms. Nevertheless, in recent interviews with The Daily Progress, each candidate said they think potential voters are still engaged with the process and all highlighted the success of their voter outreach efforts.