To help peninsula residents learn more about candidates for local offices prior to the statewide Aug. 4 Primary Election, Clallam County League of Women Voters are hosting a series of online candidate forums, starting this week.
On Thursday, July 16, the league hosts a live forum for Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) – District 2. On the ballot are four candidates: Neil Knutson, Marty Michaelis, Patti Morris and Rick Paschall. Knutson, Morris and Paschall have confirmed their participation, while Michaelis declined. Access the forum at tinyurl.com/y8uc7pxe.
On Thursday, July 23, the league hosts a live forum for Legislative District 24, Position 1. Candidates include incumbent Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles), Sue Forde (R-Sequim) and Daniel Charles Svoboda (R-Port Hadlock). Chapman and Svoboda confirmed their participation; Forde declined. Access the forum at tinyurl.com/ycq353zt.
On Thursday, July 30, the league hosts a live forum for Legislative District 24, Position 2. Candidates include incumbent Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend), Darren Corcoran (D-Elma), Brian Pruiett (R-Carlsborg) and Jodi Wilke (R-Port Townsend). Pruiett, Tharinger and Wilke confirmed their participation, and Corcoran declined. Access the forum at tinyurl.com/y8mapxcj.
Visit my.lwv.org/washington/ clallam-county/upcoming-candidate-forums for more information and updates.
A Zoom forum for Secretary of State, co-sponsored by Spokane’s League of Women Voters groups, will air at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m., on KSPS, Spokane’s public television station (ksps.org).
Clallam County’s league is looking to partner with TVW and other local government television stations to produce and distribute the recordings of these Zoom meeting forums.