Letter to the Editor — Is Issaquah a five-star city?

October 1, 2015

NEW — 2:57 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

During his run for mayor, Fred Butler promised (or was it a goal?) to make Issaquah a five-star city. Well, from what I read in the paper, from my personal experience and from what I heard at the City Council candidate forum Wednesday night, he hasn’t made it yet. My evaluation would be no more than three stars, probably somewhat less.

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Public is invited to three candidate forums

September 22, 2015

NEW — 5:08 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015

Residents will have up to three chances to hear from the five people running for the Issaquah City Council in November.

There are two contested council seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election. The council will have at least two new faces in 2016 as incumbent council members Joshua Schaer, Council Position 4, and Nina Milligan, Council Position 2, have chosen not to run for re-election. The Position 6 seat currently held by Council President Paul Winterstein also expires this year.

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Questions needed for Issaquah candidate forum

September 20, 2015

NEW — 12:02 p.m. Sept. 20, 2015

Meet the residents vying for Issaquah City Council spots at a Sept. 30 candidate forum.

The event will feature questions submitted by Issaquah citizens. Candidates for Position Nos. 2, 4 and 6 are expected to attend. A representative from the League of Women Voters will moderate.

The forum is 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Issaquah City Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way. It will be broadcast live on ICTV channel 21.

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Attend Issaquah Press, Cable TV Commission candidate forum Oct. 17

October 15, 2013

Mayoral and school board candidates will face the public and each other during a forum sponsored by The Issaquah Press and Issaquah’s Cable TV Commission Oct. 17.

Beginning at 7 p.m., in Council Chambers at 135 E. Sunset Way, mayoral Candidates Fred Butler and Joe Forkner, as well as school board candidates Alison Meryweather and Lisa Callan, will have a three-minute opening statement followed by a round of questions submitted by The Issaquah Press, then a round of public questions, followed by candidates asking a question of their rival.

The candidates will be allowed one-minute answers. Issaquah Press Publisher Debbie Berto will moderate the event.

If unable to attend, email questions to dberto@isspress.com. Please include a name and phone number.

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Issaquah mayor, school board candidates face off in first forum

September 19, 2013

NEW — 11:22 a.m. Sept. 19, 2013

Differences became apparent between candidates in the Sept. 17 candidate forum.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce welcome the two mayoral contenders and the two seeking a school board position to Blakely Hall for the kickoff of campaign season.

City Council President Fred Butler and Councilman Joe Forkner met each other for a first public appearance directly related to seeking November votes.

Moderated by Erin McCallum, of the Strategic Campaign Group, the forum allowed candidates 90-second answers to a variety of questions asked by McCallum and the audience.

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