NOLS, LWV seek questions for candiate forums

PORT ANGELES — The League of Women Voters of Clallam County, along with co-sponsor North Olympic Library System, are seeking questions from the public for four General Election candidate forums in October.

At each forum, participating candidates will be invited to provide their qualifications, state why they are running and state their goals for the office, if elected. The forum moderator will then pose questions that have been provided by the public.

Questions must be either: emailed to the League at info@lwvcla.org; submitted to the league’s website at lwvcla.org/forums; or mailed to PO Box 1092, Carlsborg, WA 98324.

Preference will be given to questions received within three days prior to the forum and seven days prior to the forum if mailed to the P.O. Box.

Questions received less than three days prior to the forum will be considered as time permits.

Those submitting forum questions are asked to indicate which city or county they are registered to vote, and at which forum to ask the question.

Recordings of each forum will be posted afterwards at lwvcla.org/forums.

Forums include:

• County Commissioner District 3 — 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

Candidates: Mike French and Bill Peach (confirmed)

Moderator: Sue Erzen

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/LWV22cmsr (meeting ID 871 1040 6673, passcode 207417)

By phone: 253-215-8782 (meeting ID 871 1040 6673, passcode 207417)

• PUD Commissioner District 1 — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Candidates: Ken Hays and Will Purser (confirmed)

Moderator: Carole Calderwood

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/LWV22pud (meeting ID 870 6403 5537, passcode 686910)

By phone: 253-215-8782 (meeting ID 870 6403 5537, passcode 686910)

• Legislative District 24 Positions 1 and 2 — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Candidates, Position 1: Sue Forde and Mike Chapman (not yet confirmed)

Candidates, Position 2: Steve Tharinger and Brian Pruitt (not yet confirmed)

Moderator: Susan Fisch

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/LWV22leg (meeting ID 898 8428 1009, passcode 670364)

By phone: 253-215-8782

• Clallam County Sheriff — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

Candidates: Brian King and Marc Titterness (confirmed)

Moderator: Norma Turner

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/LWV22sheriff (meeting ID 893 6446 6569, passcode 428554)

By phone: 253-215-8782 (meeting ID 893 6446 6569, passcode 428554)

About the League

The League of Women Voters is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Candidate forums, members say, are one of the most important activities the league supports in the group’s mission to “Empower Voters and Defend Democracy.”

Citizens can register to vote online at voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx.

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