Election forums planned for school, City Council candidates

September 29, 2009

By Staff

Voters can learn what Issaquah City Council and Issaquah School Board candidates think about key issues at an Oct. 8 forum sponsored by The Issaquah Press.The 7 p.m. event will be televised live from City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way, on Issaquah Channel 21.

Got questions for candidates? Send them to IssaquahForum@gmail.com. Questions submitted by e-mail, as well as queries from audience members, will be asked during the forum.

Arrive early to meet City Council hopefuls Maureen McCarry, Joan Probala, Tola Marts and Nathan Perea, and school board candidates Marnie Maraldo and Wright Noel. A candidate meet-and-greet starts at 6:30 p.m.

The forum opens at 7 p.m. with questions for school board candidates. Questions for council candidates will be 8-9:30 p.m. Issaquah Press Publisher Debbie Berto will moderate.

The forum will be rebroadcast on Issaquah Channel 21 every Friday, Sunday and Tuesday at 7 a.m., noon and 9 p.m. until Election Day, Nov. 3.

City Council candidates will also answer questions from the public from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Grimaldi’s at Gilman Village. Berto will facilitate.

The Issaquah PTSA will also host a candidate forum for school board candidates at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 to answer questions from PTSA representatives. The forum will be held in the commons at Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, 24635 S.E. Issaquah-Hobart Road. The public is welcome.

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