Soroptimists host candidate forum Friday

Six running for three different positions to participate

PORT ANGELES — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles-Noon Club will host a forum on District 24 legislative races at noon Friday.

Those interested can RSVP to online@lwas.us or send a message via Facebook to Soroptimist International of Port Angeles for a link to join the Zoom meeting.

All six Nov. 3 general election candidates for the three legislative positions have confirmed they will participate, Soroptimists said.

For the state Senate seat, incumbent Kevin Van De Wege, a Sequim Democrat, is challenged by Connie Beauvais, a Joyce Republican and Port of Port Angeles commissioner.

For the state Representative Position 1 seat, incumbent Mike Chapman, a Port Angeles Democrat, is challenged by Sequim resident Sue Forde, chairman of the Clallam County Republican Party.

For the state Representative, Position 2 seat, incumbent Steve Tharinger, a Port Townsend Democrat, is challenged by Brian Pruiett, a Carlsborg Republican.

Soroptimists plan another forum on Oct. 30. That will be announced once confirmations have been received.

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles is a neutral, non-partisan organization that does not support nor oppose any political party or candidate, the group said.

The goal is to inform and empower local voters on issues directly related to residents.

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles-Noon Club, which used to meet at noon every Friday at Joshua’s Restaurant in Port Angeles, has been meeting via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More in Politics

House, Senate release spending proposals

Supplemental budgets to be negotiated

Plan to cap how much landlords can raise rent moves ahead

Statewide caps on annual rent increases could take effect in… Continue reading

State House approves unemployment benefits for strikers

Workers who are on strike or locked out of their… Continue reading

Chapman explains votes

Rep. Mike Chapman was among the few Democrats who voted… Continue reading

Democrats Franz, Randall stockpile cash in battle for US House position

Cash is flowing into campaign coffers of two Democrats dueling for an… Continue reading

Ruling: Trump to stay on primary ballot

Eight voters argued Jan. 6 actions made him ineligible

Should police be allowed to engage in high-speed pursuits if they just suspect someone is engaged in a crime? The state Legislature is set to debate that issue following verification of a citizen initiative that gives police more leeway in decision making. (Mary Murphy/Washington State Journal)
State Legislature to debate high-speed police pursuits

Initiative 2113 would amend law to be ‘reasonable suspicion’

State officials turn to schools in opioid fight

Legislation would require fentanyl-use prevention education once per year

Eight voters challenge Trump on Washington state ballot

Kitsap judge to hear arguments Tuesday

Nisqually Tribal Chairman Willie Frank III, right, discusses the newly designed statue mockup of his father, Billy Frank Jr., with other attendees at Wednesday’s unveiling. A full-scale, bronze statue of Billy Frank Jr. will be placed in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C., next year. (Laurel Demkovich/Washington State Standard)
Design unveiled for Billy Frank Jr. statue at U.S. capitol

Bronze rendering will honor Native American fishing rights activist

Members of the House, including Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Gig Harbor, and Rep. Eric Robertson, R-Sumner, at front, walk into the House chambers during opening ceremonies on the first day of the legislative session at the Washington state Capitol on Monday in Olympia. (Lindsey Wasson/The Associated Press)
Legislature kicks off with a housing focus

Fentanyl deaths, climate change top topics as well