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Meet Your Primary Candidates

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will host the following candidate forums prior to the primary election:
Bainbridge Island City Council Candidate Forum
Tuesday, July 26th – 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Bainbridge Island City Hall, 280 Madison Ave. N.


City Council Candidates: District 1 – At-Large
 Steven Bonkowski, Kimberly Hendrickson, and Barry Peters
District 4 – Central Ward: John Green, Joe Levan, Chris Van Dyk, and David Ward



Videotaped and broadcast courtesy of Bremerton Kitsap Access TV (BKAT)
To be shown on Comcast Channel 12 on 7/29 – 2 pm, 7/30 – 3 pm, 7/31- 7 pm and 8/1-1:30 pm

North Kitsap School Board District 4 Candidate Forum
Wednesday, July 27th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Poulsbo City Hall 1st Floor Council Chambers

North Kitsap School Board District 4 Candidates:
Julie Edwards, Scott Henden, and Val Torrens

Videotaped and broadcast courtesy of Bremerton Kitsap Access TV (BKAT)
To be shown on Comcast Channel 12, Wave Channel 3 on
7/29 – 4 pm, 7/30 – 7 pm, 7/31 – 8:30 pm, and 8/4 – 10 am

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.

Reminder: Legislative Candidate Forum is Monday

Local candidates for state Legislature will appear at a July 26 forum at the Norm Dicks Government Center in downtown Bremerton.
The following candidates have said they will participate in the forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Kitsap:
In the 23rd District race, incumbent Rep. Christine Rolfes, D-Poulsbo, and her Republican challengers, James Olsen and Aaron Winter.
In the 26tth District contest, incumbent Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, and Republican challenger Marty McClendon.
In the 35th District race, incumbent Rep. Fred Finn, D-Olympia, and Republican challenger, Linda Simpson.
For information call Ann Smith, 360-871-3993.
When: 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Norm Dicks Government Center,
345 6th St.
Bremerton
Free

‘Soldiers in Petticoats’ Celebrates the Suffragettes

LWV Kitsap will partner with Kitsap Regional Library for a party celebrating the centennial of women’s right to vote in Washington at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Poulsbo Library.
Actress and historian Tames Alan will present “Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggle of the Suffragettes.” In 1867, the passing of the 14th amendment defined “citizen” as “male,” thus denying women the right to vote. Learn how American women adopted the militant tactics of their English sister suffragettes to earn the right to vote and regain citizenship in their own country. Discover how the suffragettes influenced child labor laws, the use and dispersal of birth control, the Temperance movement, the right of women to earn a college degree, and their relationship with the abolitionists.
When: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 24
Where: Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road
Free

Meet the Candidates at July 26 Forum

Local candidates for state Legislature are expected to appear at a July 26 forum at the Norm Dicks Government Center in downtown Bremerton from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
The following candidates have said they will participate in the forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Kitsap:
In the 23rd District race, incumbent Rep. Christine Rolfes, D-Poulsbo, and her Republican challengers, James Olsen and Aaron Winter.
In the 26tth District contest, incumbent Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, and Republican challenger Marty McClendon.
In the 35th District race, incumbent Rep. Fred Finn, D-Olympia, and Republican challenger, Linda Simpson.
The public is invited to attend. For information call Ann Smith, 360-871-3993.

When: 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Norm Dicks Government Center,
345 6th St.
Bremerton

Meet Future Leaders of Bremerton Tonight

Bremerton’s popular mayor Cary Bozeman is gone, leaving before his term was up to take the top job at the Port of Bremerton. So who will lead the city now?
If you live in Bremerton or are concerned about the leadership of the county’s biggest city, check out the candidates for mayor and city council at tonight’s League of Women Voters of Kitsap Forum.
It’s at 7 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St., in downtown Bremerton.
Candidates for mayor are Will Maupin and Patty Lent. City Council candidates include Brad Gehring and Jim McDonald for District 1 and Gentry Lange and Carol Arends for District 7. Running unopposed are Adam Brockus for District 3, Greg Wheeler for District 5 and Nick Wofford for District. 9.
Wondering about city finances, downtown parking or street repair? Come to the forum with questions for the candidates.
If you miss it, catch it on BKAT on Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. or Oct. 21 at 10 p.m.

Meet the Candidates Tonight

If you live in Bremerton, tonight’s your chance to size up the candidates running for your local school board.
Although they are unpaid and their campaigns usually low key, school board members make many important decisions that affect the lives of students, their families and the larger community. The board has the power to hire and fire the superintendent, set the terms of the superintendent’s contract, decide which programs to cut when finances get tight, set levy amounts and set the budget for each school year.
The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will hold a forum for Bremerton School Board candidates at 7 tonight (Monday, Sept. 21) at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St., in downtown Bremerton.
It’s your chance to meet the candidates and see how they handle crucial questions of school policy and finance. Catherine Ahl, a former North Kitsap School Board member and current president of the local League, will moderate.
The public is welcome to attend, and the audience is invited to submit questions for the candidates.