Seven election forums set for Kitsap County

Sessions run throughout October.

Seven election forums set for Kitsap County

PORT ORCHARD — Seven forums featuring general election candidates and a discussion on four state initiatives have been scheduled to take place throughout Kitsap County in October.

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap, a non-partisan organization, set the sessions for Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Bremerton and Bainbridge Island.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St. in Port Orchard, the first of the forums will take place at 6 p.m. General election candidates for 26th Legislative District state senator and the district’s two state representative seats will discuss issues and lay out their positions in front of a community audience. The state Senate candidates are Marty McClendon, a Republican, and Emily Randall, a Democrat.

Democrat Connie FitzPatrick and Republican Jesse L. Young will square off during the Position 1 segment. Republican Michelle Caldier, a Republican, and Joy Stanford, a Democrat, will be on stage for the Position 2 discussion.

On Monday, Oct. 8 at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Moe St. NE in Poulsbo, representatives from each side will discuss the Initiative I-1631 carbon tax issue and the Initiative I-1634 soda and grocery tax. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m.

Here are the other forum locations, dates, elective offices and issues under discussion:

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.

Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St., Port Orchard

Kitsap County Coroner: Candidates Russ Reuther, Jeff Wallis and Jennifer Chamberlain.

South Kitsap School District capital levy and bond issues.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.

Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St., Bremerton

35th Legislative District, State Senator: Irene Bowling (D) and Tim Sheldon (D). State Representative, Position 1: Dan Griffey (R) and James Thomas (D); Position 2: David Daggett (D) and Drew C. MacEwen (R).

Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St., Port Orchard

Initiative I-1639 — Gun Safety; and Initiative I-940 — De-Escalate Washington.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Moe St. NE, Poulsbo

Kitsap County Auditor: Paul Andrews and Richard Huddy.

23rd Legislative District, State Representative: Sherry V. Appleton (D) and Becky Erickson (I).

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Bainbridge Island City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island

Public Utility District No. 1, Commissioner District 3: Heather Pauley and Nate Andrews.

23rd Legislative District, State Representative: Sherry V. Appleton (D) and Becky Erickson (I).

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