The Clallam County League of Women Voters (LWVCLA) presented online (ZOOM) public forums to help voters become better informed about the candidates for local elections. We requested that voters email their concise questions for the candidates in advance – by 5 PM the day PRIOR to each forum – to info [at] lwvcla.org with the subject line Question for Candidate Forum #1, #2, or #3. Questions were also taken during the online forum.
During the forum, candidates provided their qualifications, stated why they are running, stated their goals for the office (if elected) and answered citizen questions. Access links to video recordings of the forums are below.
View the PUD District 2 Candidate Forum Video:
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- Marty Michaelis – Declined
- Patti Morris – Confirmed
- Neil Knutson – Confirmed, no show
- Rick Paschall – Confirmed
Viww the Legislative District 24 Position 1 Forum Video:
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- Mike Chapman – Confirmed
- Daniel Charles Svoboda – Confirmed, no show
- Sue Forde – Confirmed, then cancelled
FORUM #3 CANCELLED: Legislative District 24 Position 2 Forum has been cancelled. Only Steve Tharinger accepted, Jodi Wilke dropped out of the race and the remaining candidates declined to participate, therefore we have opted not to hold the forum
- Brian Pruiett – Declined
- Steve Tharinger – Confirmed
- Darren Corcoran – Declined
- Jodi Wilke – Confirmed, then cancelled due to dropping out of race
The League of Women Voters is a national nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Candidate forums are one of the most important activities our League supports in our mission to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy.
2020 State Primary Election Candidate Forums
The Washington state primary is August 4th. The forum for Lieutenant Governor, co-sponsored by the LWV of Tacoma-Pierce County, will be hosted in a Zoom meeting and televised on TVW on Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. The Zoom forum for Secretary of State, co-sponsored by the LWV of the Spokane area, will also air Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m., on KSPS, Spokane’s public television station. We will be working with TVW and other local government television stations to produce and distribute the recordings of these Zoom meeting forums, so that everyone can watch them.
2019 Video Recordings of Local Candidate Forums
Watch the video recording of the October 8, 2019 forum in Port Angeles for PA City Council and Proposition 1. Council candidates: Position 5: Charlie McCaughan and Richard "Doc" Robinson; Position 6: Nina Napiontek and Navarra Carr; and Position 7: Martha Cunningham and Brendan Meyer. Speaking on behalf of Proposition 1: Mike French. No opposition speaker was available.
Watch the video recording of the October 6, 2019 candidates forum in Sequim with candidates for Fire District 3 Commissioner Bill Miano and Linda Rotmark representing James Barnfather; Sequim School Board candidates Jim Stoffer and Beth Smithson; and County Commissioner District 1 candidates Mark Ozias and Jayna Lehmer representing Brandon Janisse.
Watch the video recording of the October 2, 2019 candidates forum in Port Angeles with candidates for Port Angeles School Board Katie Marks and Arwen Rice; and candidates for Olympic Medical Center Commissioner Position 1: Nate Adkisson and Ann Marie Henninger and Position 2: Jean Hordyk and Ted Bowen.
Watch the video recording of the September 26, 2019 candidates forum in Port Angeles with candidates for Fire District 2 Commissioner Keith Cortner and Steve Hopf and Port of Port Angeles Commissioner candidates Connie Beauvais and Maury A. Modine.
Watch the video recording of the July 15, 2019 Candidates forum in Port Angeles for City Council.
Watch the video recording of the July 10, 2019 Candidates forum in Port Angeles for Charter Review. Free public forum with candidates for Charter Review Commission, District 2.
Watch the video recording of the June 27, 2019 Candidates forum in Sequim for Olympic Medical Center and the Charter Review Commission.
Watch the video recording of the June 25, 2019 Candidates forum for Forks City Council and Charter Review Commission.
2018 General Election Candidate Forums Videos
Watch the video recording of the 10/3/18 candidates forum with candidates for Clallam County Director of Community Development, Prosecuting Attorney, and Sheriff.
Watch the video recording of the 10/16/18 candidates forum with candidates for Clallam County District Court 2 Judge and candidates for Clallam County Commissioner District 3.
Watch the video recording of the 10/17/18 candidates forum with candidates for PUD Commissioner and U.S. Representative.
Watch the video recording of the 10/18/18 candidates forum with candidates for District Court 1 Judge and State Representative.