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More Than 80 People Attend League Forum

Fred Finn
Linda Simpson
Derek Kilmer
The forum drew a crowd.
James Olsen
Christine Rolfes
Aaron Winters

Monday night’s forum was a well-attended event, with more than 80 people turning out on a warm summer evening to see candidates for state Legislature at the Norm Dicks Government Center in downtown Bremerton.

Candidates who spoke were State Rep. Christine Rolfes, D-Poulsbo, and her two Republican opponents, James Olsen and Aaron Winters; State Rep. Fred Finn, D-Thurston County, and his Republican challenger, Linda Simpson; and State Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor. Marty McClendon, a Republican who is running in the primary for Kilmer’s seat, indicated earlier that he would speak at the event but cancelled on Monday.

League President Catherine Ahl read a statement supplied by McClendon stating his positions. Former Port Orchard Mayor and state League vice president Kim Abel served as moderator. Voter education chair Ann Smith organized the forum.
If you missed it, catch it on BKAT. Planned airing times listed below:
July 29: 8 p.m.
July 31: 3 p.m.
Aug. 2: Noon
Aug. 5: 9 p.m.
Aug. 12: 8 p.m.
Aug. 16: 12:30 p.m.