Candidate Forums

The 2018 General Election is on Tuesday, November 6.  The offices below have candidates running for County, State and Federal Offices.

LWVTC is sponsoring a General Election Candidate Forum at Thurston Community Media on Saturday, September 29.  This forum is filmed and broadcast later.  Broadcast websites will be available after the forum.  Note that positions in Bold will be participating in the General Election Candidate Forum

Thurston County

Assessor: The incumbent, Steven J. Drew, a Democrat is unopposed

Auditor:  The incumbent, Mary Hall, a Democrat, will face Stuart T. Holmes, an independent. 

Clerk:  The incumbent, Linda Enlow, a Democrat is running unopposed.

Coroner: Incumbent, Gary Warnock, a Democrat is running unopposed.

Commissioner District No. 3:  The incumbent Bud Blake, an Independent, will face Tye Menser, a Democrat.

Prosecuting Attorney: The incumbent, Jon Tunheim, a Democrat, will face Victor M. Minjares, also a Democrat.

Sheriff: The incumbent, John Stanza, an independent is running unopposed.

Treasurer: The incumbent, Jeff Gadman a Democrat is running unopposed.

District Court, Position 1: Incumbent Judge Kalo Wilcok is running unopposed for the nonpartisan seat.

District Court, Position 2: Incumbent Judge Sam Meyer is running unopposed for the nonpartisan seat.

District Court, Position 3: Incumbent Judge Brett Buckley is running unopposed for the nonpartisan seat.

Public Utility District, No 1: The Incumbent Linda Oosterman will face Andrew Saturn for the nonpartisan seat.

 

Legislative Districts

District No. 2: The Incumbents, J.T. Wilcox and Andrew Barkis, both Republicans, are seeking re-election. Wilcox is running unopposed. Anneliese M. Feld, a Democrat, will challenge Barkis for his Position 1 seat.

District No. 20: The Incumbents, Richard DeBolt and Ed Orcutt, both Republicans, are seeking re-election. John Thompson, a Democrat, will challenge DeBolt. Brennan Bailey, a Democrat, will challenge Orcutt. 

District No. 22: The Incumbents, Beth Doglio and Laurie Dolan, both Democrats are running for re-election.  Allen Acosta, a Libertarian, will challenge Doglio. C Davis, an independent, will challenge Dolan.

District No. 35: Incumbent Senator Tim Sheldon, a Democrat is challenged by Irene Bowling, a Democrat; Incumbent Representative Dan Griffey, a Republican is being challenged by James Thomas, a Democrat.  Incumbent Drew MacEwen, a Republican is being challenged by David Daggett a Democrat.

Court of Appeals

Division 2, Position 2: Rebecca Glasgow is running unopposed for the nonpartisan seat.

Supreme Court

Position 2: Incumbent Susan Owens is unopposed.

Position 8: Incumbent Steve Gonzalez is being challenged by Nathan Choi for the nonpartisan seat.

Position 9: Incumbent Sheryl G. McCloud is unopposed

Congress

3rd District: Incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican, is being challenged by Carolyn Long, a Democrat.

10th District: Incumbent Denny Heck, a Democrat, is being challenged by Joseph Bumbles, a Republican.

U.S. Senate: Incumbent Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, is being challenged by Susan Hutchison, a Republican.

 

 

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THURSTON COUNTY CANDIDATE and ISSUE FORUMS BEING COSPONSORED WITH OR HELD BY OTHER NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATIONS

 

October 22 on Proposition 1: https://www.intercitytransit.com/ITprop1. _, 7 pm.

Hosted by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 2315 Division St. NW (enter off East End St.)

This proposition is of interest given the increasing population of the county and constrained parking opportunities. 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 7-9 pm
Thurston County Prosecutor Candidate Forum 

With Jon Tunheim and Victor Minjares, candidates 

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

2315 Division St. NW (enter off East End St.)

Questions by moderator Carol McKinley followed by audience Q&A.

Hosted by Justice not Jails. (No campaigning, please.)
info: Tilley.orders@gmail.com

 

Thursday, October 11, 7-9pm

Thurston County Commissioner Candidate Forum 

With Bud Blake and Tye Menser, candidates

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

2315 Division St. NW (enter off East End St.)

Questions by moderator Carol McKinley followed by audience Q&A.

Hosted by Justice not Jails. (No campaigning please.)
info: Tilley.orders@gmail.com

 

 


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