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

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