Candidates attend League forums

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host a primary forum for District 2 Island County Commissioner candidates this week.

The forum is scheduled to be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., in Oak Harbor.

Candidates seeking the District 2 seat include incumbent Democrat Angie Homola, Republicans Jim Campbell and Jill Johnson Pfeiffer, and Independent Phil Collier.

The league is changing its forum rules this year. The big difference is that questions will not be taken from the crowd. Instead, candidates will be quizzed on issues from a list of predetermined questions created by league members.

The other change is that candidates will now get the chance to respond to the answers of other candidates. Each will be given three “challenge” cards to be used at any time during the forum.

A separate forum just for District 1 candidates has also been scheduled and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

The league reminds the public that people can only vote in the district where they live during the primary election. The district lines have moved slightly and voters should check their new voter registration cards to verify which area they are in.


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