Port Townsend council candidate forum set

Question from residents requested

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

PORT TOWNSEND — An online forum with candidates for Port Townsend City Council Positions 1 and 5 is set from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and residents are urged to provide questions.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County and American Association of University Women-Port Townsend, the forum will be moderated by Renee Klein.

Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones

The first hour will feature Position 1 candidates Cameron Jones and Ben Thomas, while Position 5 candidates Tyler Vega and Libby Wennstrom will be spotlighted in the second hour.

Tyler Vega

Tyler Vega

Links to the forum — which can be accessed by computer, tablet or phone — have been posted on the League’s website at https://lwvwa.org/Jefferson/.

KPTZ 91.9 FM will simulcast the forum and livestream it at https://kptz.org.

The forum will also be recorded, edited for brevity, and later linked on the League’s website and YouTube channel.

Candidates will give timed opening and closing statements, and will answer questions submitted by the public. There is still time to submit questions to lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com.

“Concise, unbiased questions will be given priority,” the league press release said. “Similar questions may be combined, and every effort will be made to cover a wide range of subjects.”

Ballots for the Nov. 2 election will be mailed starting Oct. 13 and must be turned in by 8 p.m. Nov. 2 to be counted.

New online and mailed-in registrations to vote must be received by Oct. 25.

In person registration at the Jefferson County Courthouse is possible during business hours through Nov. 2.

See the Jefferson County Elections website at https://co.jefferson.wa.us/1266/Elections for more information about deadlines and ballot box locations.

For additional information about the forum, contact the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County at lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com.

Libby Wennstrom

Libby Wennstrom

More in News

Erin Kluck of Port Townsend watches as her son Kaspar, 4, gives Santa Claus a high five during Saturday’s Uptown Port Townsend Farmers Market. Santa, aka Bryan Hood, said he’ll be manning the Crusty Crumb bakery table again, as the last two farmers markets of the year happen this Saturday and on Dec. 17. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)
Give me five

Erin Kluck of Port Townsend watches as her son Kaspar, 4, gives… Continue reading

Santa, Christopher Thomsen, holds Lizzie on Sunday at Airport Garden and Nursery in Port Angeles as part of a fundraiser for the Peninsula Friends of Animals. More than a dozen dogs, some more wiggly than others, sat in Santa’s lap for a photo. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Furry fundraiser

Santa, Christopher Thomsen, holds Lizzie on Sunday at Airport Garden and Nursery… Continue reading

Woman files suit against Olympic Medical Center

She cites behavior of former physician

Utility upgrades to close campground at Heart O’ the Hills next year

Project to replace water pipes could be finished in June

Repair shop to close Dec. 23

The Recyclery to focus on cycling programs

Chamber of Jefferson County aims to bring back its Young Professionals group

Members sought for task force that will help relaunch vision

First Fed Foundation awards $400,000 in fall grants

First Fed Foundation has awarded 22 organizations a total… Continue reading

2022 Woman of Excellence to be announced

The Port Townsend branch of the American Association of… Continue reading

Jefferson Transit to discuss board composition

The Jefferson Transit Authority Board will discuss the composition… Continue reading

Most Read