Clallam County League of Women Voters set live, online candidate forums

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

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

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

Visit 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 (

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.

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