Meet statewide candidates at Eastside Candidate Forum

October 18, 2011

By Staff

Though the focus in the November election is on local races and statewide initiatives, voters can preview the candidates on the 2012 ballot at the Eastside Candidate Forum.

The forum is 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane.

The candidates for governor — U.S. Rep Jay Inslee, a Democrat, and state Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican — plan to attend.

Citizens can also hear from the candidates vying to replace McKenna as the state’s top law enforcement officer, King County councilmen Reagan Dunn, a Republican, and Bob Ferguson, a Democrat. (Dunn represents Newcastle and rural areas south of Issaquah on the council.)

The event is not a debate. Under the format, the candidates appear individually and can speak for up to 15 minutes.

The golf club, the Municipal League of King County and the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce partnered to produce the forum. In the past, the Newcastle forum has hosted county, congressional and state candidates.

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