Elections

Forum for Kingston Port Commission candidates July 26, North Kitsap School Board July 27

KINGSTON — The three candidates for Port of Kingston Commission, District 3, will meet the public in a candidates forum presented by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce July 26, 7 p.m., in the Kingston Cove Yacht Club.

The candidates are Thomas A. Coultas, incumbent; Walt Elliott, chairman of the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee; Jerry Kirschner, who led the Port of Kingston's passenger ferry advisory team. The top two vote-getters in the Aug. 16 primary election will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.

The forum was initially scheduled for a later date but was rescheduled because of a schedule conflict.

Each candidate will get a two-minute opening statement, and one minute to one-and-a-half minutes to answer each question. Each candidate will make a two-minute closing statement.

The three candidates for North Kitsap School Board, District 4, will meet the public in a candidates forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Kitsap County July 27, 7 p.m., at Poulsbo City Hall.

The candidates are Julie Edwards, vice chairwoman of the Citizens Budget Review Committee during the 2010-11 school year; Scott Henden, a small-business owner and an assistant school sports coach; and Val Torrens, the incumbent and an adjunct political science teacher at Olympic College.

Dan Weedin and Bill Webb are unopposed in districts 2 and 5.

BKAT will record and televise the forum. The forum will be moderated by Catherine Ahl, a league member and former school board member. The league will also provide a timekeeper.

Ahl recommends residents show up a little early so they can write questions for the candidates on index cards. Each candidate will get a two-minute opening statement, and one minute to one-and-a-half minutes to answer each question. Each candidate will make a two-minute closing statement.

Notebook: The league has scheduled a general election candidates forum for County Commission, Poulsbo City Council and North Kitsap School Board candidates on Oct. 13, possibly at 6 p.m., in Poulsbo City Hall.

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