NEWS BRIEFS — 24th District hopefuls to be at Sequim forum today

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Candidates for the contested District 24 seat will answer questions at a pre-primary League of Women Voters forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The forum will be at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, is seeking a third term representing the district that covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.

He is challenged by Republican Thomas Greisamer of Moclips in Grays Harbor County and Stafford Conway, a Sequim neurologist who filed as a Libertarian.

Upcoming league forums will feature the three-candidate race for Clallam County commissioner District 3, as well as the four-candidate race for the 6th Congressional District seat now held by Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.

All have said they will attend, except for Kilmer, said Linda Benson, league member.

Kilmer's office said he plans to send a representative in his place because the House of Representatives will be in session on the day of the forum and will be taking votes.

The top-two primary election Aug. 5 will narrow the Nov. 4 general election ballot to the two candidates who received the most primary election votes.

Primary ballots will be mailed to registered voters July 18.

After Wednesday, upcoming forums are:

■ Wednesday, July 9, county commissioner, District 3 — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Forks Concerned Citizens (across from Thriftway, behind Sunshine and Rainbows) in Forks.

■ Thursday, July 10, 6th Congressional District — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Port Angeles Senior Center.

■ Wednesday, July 16, county commissioner, District 3 — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Port Angeles Senior Center.

Green Party to meet

SEQUIM — The Green Party of the Olympic Peninsula will hold a “Meet Your Candidates Night” at the Mariner's Cafe, 609 W. Washington St., on Thursday.

There will be a “social hour” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., when attendees can partake of items from the cafe's menu.

The first candidate is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m.

Mary Ellen Winborn, candidate for the director of the Department of Community Development, will speak, as well as a number of candidates for the Charter Review Commission, District 1.

The public is invited to meet and speak directly with candidates in an informal setting.

For more information, phone Carlyn Syvanen at 360-683-8407 or Nelson Cone at 360-683-0867.


PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will host a “FareWelcome!” celebration to bid farewell to Director Paula Barnes and to welcome incoming Director Margaret Jakubcin.

The event is at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Light refreshments will be served. There will be no speeches.

Crab Feed slated

SEQUIM — The Sequim Valley Lions will hold their fourth annual Crab Feed at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Each crab dinner is $25, with $2 off for veterans with ID.

Music will be provided by the Old Sidekicks and Buck Ellard.

There will be beer, wine, pizza by Domino's, a silent auction and raffle prizes.

All proceeds benefit the Lions Club and local charities.

For more information, phone George Dooley at 562-233-0912.

Last modified: June 24. 2014 5:31PM
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