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
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
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.
If you missed the League’s forum on ballot issues, you can still
catch it on BKAT. Speakers on both sides of the issues spoke on
Referendum 71 and Initiative 1033. Here is the schedule, beginning
Tuesday, Oct. 27:
It may be early October, but the November general election is
sneaking up on us. Ballots will be coming out next week, which
should help focus our attention on candidates and issues.
If you missed Tuesday’s lively League of Women Voters of Kitsap
forum featuring Lynn Horton and Roger Zabinsky, candidates for Port
of Bremerton commissioner, you can catch it on BKAT tonight (Oct.
8) at 8 p.m., Friday (Oct. 9) at 1 p.m. or Monday (Oct. 12) at 2
Our next forum is Monday, Oct. 12, and will feature candidates for
Bremerton mayor and city council. It’s at 7 p.m. at the Norm Dicks
Government Center, 345 6th St., in downtown Bremerton.
If you care about the future of Kitsap’s biggest city, come to the
forum and bring your questions for the candidates.