Clallam County League of Women Voters announce candidate forum in Forks

  • Thu Jun 20th, 2019 10:26am
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The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Clallam County will present a free public forum at the DNR Olympic Region Headquarters, 411 Tillicum Lane, Forks, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, featuring candidates for Forks City Council Position 5 and candidates for Charter Review Commission, District 3.

The Forks City Council race will appear on the August primary ballot because there are more than two candidates running for this office. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election in November.

Although the Charter Review Commission (CRC) election will appear on the November general election ballot, CRC candidates forums are being presented in all three districts this summer to give voters more time to learn about the CRC and the candidates. Before opening the floor to the candidates, Clallam County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Elizabeth Stanley will give a brief overview of the Charter Review Commission, why it exists, and what it does.

City Council candidates who have confirmed their attendance are Mike Gilstrap and Christiana E. Kohout. Danny Smith is tentatively planning to attend. Charter Review Commission who have confirmed their attendance are Brian Hunter, Kenneth P. Reandeau, Rod Fleck, Therese (Tree) Stokan and Andrew T. May. Lisa Unger is tentatively planning to attend. Candidates who cannot attend have been given the option to send a representative to read their opening and closing statements.

League volunteers will video-record this forum, and within a week or two of the event, a link to the recording will be available at the League’s website:

Candidate forums are free and open to the public. Audience members are encouraged to bring questions for the candidates. Candidates for other offices who are in attendance will be invited to introduce themselves at the conclusion of each forum, after which there will be time for one-on-one Q&A with all candidates.

The League of Women Voters is a national non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The local Clallam County League, with a membership of over 125 people, regularly presents forums and debates to help voters become better informed about local and statewide races.

More information about the League and these forums is available at, or email [email protected]