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Bremerton Mayoral Candidates, Live Tuesday

Tuesday afternoon our editorial board will host the Bremerton candidates for mayor, Patty Lent and Will Maupin. That’s the first of three forums the two will attend in subsequent weeks*, so hopefully this race is about to develop in earnest. Steve Gardner is working on profiles of the candidates and the race for coming stories in the Sun, so watch for that as well.

Our interview begins at 4 p.m. (office jockeys, tell your boss it’s a work-related “webinar” you’re watching). There will be a link to the live video at kitsapsun.com when we get started, and the archived video will go up in the evening at kitsapsun.com/2009/editorial-videos. Our other election interviews are there now, and our editorial board endorsements will start rolling out next week.

I’ve got some questions in mind for the interview, but I’m open to any suggestions you might have. The likely topics include ferry service, diversity in the city’s tax base, neighborhood improvement plans and what’s to be done about the growth in hot dog vendors downtown (ok, we’ll get to three of those). But if there’s something you’d like to hear about, throw it in the comments below or email me at dnelson(at)kitsapsun.com.

— David Nelson

*Oct. 14, The Bremelog is sponsoring a debate, 7 p.m. at the Hi-Fidelity Lounge in West Bremerton, and Oct. 20 is the early morning Eggs and Issues bash sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce at the Cloverleaf.

Round 1, Lent v. Maupin

The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce just dropped a press release for the first forum featuring the two mayoral candidates left standing.

Patty Lent and Will Maupin will rumble Tuesday, Sept. 8 (actually, they’ll be the speaking and taking questions, respectfully, at the Chamber’s September membership luncheon). It’s the first chance the public will have to hear from them since the primary.

Lunch starts at 11:30 at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Bremerton; $22 at the door, $18 if you RSVP by Sept. 3.

The Chamber is at (360) 479-3580 or chamber@bremertonchamber.org.

— David Nelson