PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — KOIN 6’s media partner Pamplin Media Group hosted an earlier debate among Oregon Republican gubernatorial hopefuls on Thursday afternoon.

The candidates for the Pamplin debate included Jessica Gomez, Nick Hess, Kerry McQuisten and Marc Thielman.

Watch Pamplin Media Group’s coverage of the debate here

Gomez and Hess are entrepreneurs. McQuisten currently serves as the mayor of Baker City, while Thielman served as superintendent of Alsea School District before resigning to focus on his campaign.

The debate among these candidates started at noon on Thursday.

The co-hosted debate between KOIN 6 and Pamplin Media Group, which will be moderated by Jeff Gianola, starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday and will feature Bud Pierce, Stan Pulliam, Christine Drazan and Bob Tiernan.