Forum tonight for candidates for Poulsbo mayor, North Kitsap School Board

POULSBO — The candidates for mayor of Poulsbo and North Kitsap School Board districts 1 and 2 meet tonight at 6:30 for a public forum in Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 NE Moe St.

The forum is presented, and will be moderated by, the League of Women Voters of Kitsap. It will be taped by BKAT for future broadcast.

Running for mayor are Becky Erickson, who is seeking a third term; and Ricky D. Moon, a local building contractor. The mayor is elected for a four-year term and is the full-time, salaried chief executive officer of the city.

Candidates for school board District 1 are Daron Jagodzinske, a local church pastor; and Rick Eckert, a retired Navy chief petty officer.

Candidates for school board District 3 are Beth Worthington, who is seeking a second term; and Richard (Dick) Lockwood, a retired Air Force officer and supervisor at Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific.

School board members are elected for four-year terms. School board members set policy and adopt the annual budget. Members are not compensated.

The forum is one in a series presented by the League this election season.

The first was a community discussion, “Finding Common Ground | Looking for Ways to Work Together in Today’s Highly Partisan Environment,” Sept. 26 in the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton. Participating were state Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-23rd District; and state Rep. Michelle Caldier, D-26th District.

Candidates for Port Orchard City Council position 6 and at-large, and South Kitsap School Board director Position 3, participated in a candidate forum on Sept. 28 in the Kitsap County Commissioners Chambers in Port Orchard.

Candidates for mayor of Bremerton and Bremerton City Council districts 1, 3, and 5 participated in a candidate forum on Oct. 3 in the Norm Dicks Government Center.

Other upcoming forums:

Bainbridge City Council districts 3, 5, and 7, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Bainbridge Island City Council Chambers.

Bainbridge Island School Board districts 2 and 5, and Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation commissioner District 5, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, in the Bainbridge Island City Council Chambers.