Election forums scheduled

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host several candidate forums.

The first features candidates vying for Island County and state elected office and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street.

Participants will include candidates for state Senate, state Legislature Positions 1 and 2 and Island County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2.

A forum featuring the same candidates is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525 about two miles north of Freeland.

Two forums focused on three state initiatives and one referendum are also scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7. The first begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeland and the second at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor.

The featured initiatives are I-1185 concerning tax and fee increases by state government; I-1240 for the creation of a public charter school system; and I-502 for the legalization of marijuana. Referendum 74, concerning the legalization of same-sex marriage, also will be discussed.

For information, call 360-221-3792.


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