Candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

With less than two weeks until ballots are mailed out, candidate forum season is in high gear.

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island is holding a forum for South Whidbey voters 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Langley United Methodist Church at 301 Anthes Avenue in Langley.

Candidates for the Langley City Council, the South Whidbey School District and the Port of South Whidbey Board of Commissioners will be answering questions and offering their political pitches.

Langley Councilman Bruce Allen is facing challenger Craig Cyr. South Whidbey School Board Chairwoman Linda Racicot is being challenged by Brook Willeford. South Whidbey Port Commissioner Curt Gordon will face off against Ed Jenkins.

Then on Tuesday, Oct. 15, candidates for Coupeville School Board and the Port of Coupeville board will exchange views at the Coupeville Rec Hall. It’s at 6-8 p.m.

Finally, the forum will finish up with a debate at 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Firth United Methodist Church in Oak Harbor. The positions with challengers include the Oak Harbor mayor, two council members, two school board directors and a seat on the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Board.

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