Several chances to meet candidates

The public will have several opportunities to hear from candidates during the next couple of weeks.

A number of local positions will be decided during the Nov. 8 general election. Voters will begin making their feelings known when ballots are put in the mail; in King County, mailing will be Oct. 19 and in Pierce County ballots will go out Oct. 21.

Those seeking office – or looking to be re-elected – have been invited to several appearances.

A session for city council candidates in both Enumclaw and Buckley, sponsored by The Courier-Herald, is planned for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the auditorium of the Glacier Middle School Annex in Buckley.

The debate format will include the two candidates running for Enumclaw City Council Position 2 and the four candidates chasing the Position 6 and Position 7 posts on the Buckley City Council. In Enumclaw, the contested race has challenger Darrel Dickson facing incumbent Rich Elfers. In Buckley, the Position 6 race includes Sandra Sundstrom and Milt Tremblay while the Position 7 race has Bryan Howard and Marvin Sundstrom.

Candidates will answer questions supplied by the audience as well as questions prepared by the newspaper staff.

Other opportunities for the public to hear from candidates are:

• Also on the 13th, a candidate forum will be staged in Black Diamond, featuring candidates for seats on the Black Diamond City Council. The session, sponsored by the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, begins at 7 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Center.

• Tonight, Wednesday, the Thunder Mountain Middle School PTSO hosts Enumclaw School Board candidates Tina McGann and Dan Peterson at their regularly-scheduled meeting. Candidates will have three minutes to introduce themselves and then field questions from the audience. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Thunder Mountain library.

• Oct. 18 Green River Community College and the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce host a candidate forum. The session begins at 7:30 a.m. at the GRCC Enumclaw campus on the corner of Griffin Avenue and Porter Street. Invited are all candidates for seats on the Enumclaw City Council, Enumclaw School Board and Fire District 28 board of directors.


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