Meet the candidates. Voter forum in Port Angeles today
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The forum for candidates and issues on the Nov. 5 ballot will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.
The League of Women Voters is using a new format called “Democracy Days” to provide voter information with no formal question-and-answer periods.
Visitors can circulate between the tables to talk to each as they wish.
Those who attend today will be eligible to win a $100 Safeway gift card.
Candidates invited to attend include those running for four Port Angeles City Council positions, two Port Angeles School Board positions, three Olympic Medical Center positions, Clallam County Fire District No. 2, three Crescent School District positions and the Port of Port Angeles.
Those who have told the league they will attend include these candidates in contested races:
■ Port of Port Angeles District 1 commissioner — Del DelaBarre, 75, an event services company co-owner and former program management consultant, and Colleen McAleer, 46, the port's director of business development.
■ Olympic Medical Center board of commissioners, Position 2 — Heather Jeffers, 41, administrator of Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, and Jean Hordyk, 66, incumbent who has served on the board for 18 years.
■ Port Angeles City Council, Position 2 — Lee Whetham, 53, a plumber, and Peter Ripley, 53, publisher of an online newsletter, The Ripley Report.
■ Port Angeles School Board, Position 1 — Incumbent Sarah Methner, 43, and Debby Fuson, 60, office manager and bookkeeper.
■ Port Angeles School Board, Position 2 — Incumbent Cindy Kelly, 56, and Mike McCarty, 73, retired sales-technical support consultant with AT&T Global Services Inc.
Also represented will be pro and con positions on GMO food-labeling Initiative 522 and the Clallam County Fire District No. 2 levy lid lift.
John Calhoun, president of the Port of Port Angeles board of commissioners, will be available to talk about two port measures — cutting terms for port commissioners from six to four years and increasing the board from three commissioners to five.
Unopposed Port Angeles City Council incumbents Brad Collins, deputy mayor, and Patrick Downie also said they will attend.
Last modified: October 13. 2013 12:13AM