LWVTC held Candidate Forums for the 2020 Primary. Forum information will be updated for the General Election.
PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUMS
On June 13, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Thurston County (LWVTC), in collaboration with Thurston Community Media (TC Media) conducted primary election candidate forums for contested local races.
All candidates for the State Legislature, Thurston County Commissioner, or Thurston County Superior Court were invited to participate. While the lists below show all the candidates who filed for a specific race, some candidates did not participate in a forum because of prior commitments or other reasons.
Due to COVID-19, these candidate forums were completed electronically with all participants connected via Zoom. While a few challenges were experienced, we appreciate all who were willing to participate and are appreciative of the support provided by TC Media.
The resulting programs are available for viewing here. Use the Click here for video option below the race titles.
In addition, we have provided a schedule for public television viewing on TCTV Channel 77 (below, after the listing of races).
|Legislative District 22||Garry Holland Republican|
|Senate||Sam Hunt Democrat|
|Click here for video||Kevin Young Democrat|
|Legislative District 22||Allen Acosta Libertarian|
|House Position 1||Laurie Dolan Democrat|
|Click here for video||J D Ingram Republican|
|Jonny Meade Sociallist|
|Jessica Bateman Democrat|
|Legislative District 22||Mary Ellen Biggerstaff Democrat|
|House Position 2||Glenda Breiler Democrat|
|Anthony Novack Democrat|
|Click here for video||Dusty Pierpoint Republican|
|Thurston County Commission||Bud Blake Independent|
|District #1||Thomas Bolender No Party Preference|
|C Davis Republican|
|Click here for video||David Gaw Democrat|
|John Hutchings (Hutch) Independent|
|Carolina Mejia Democrat|
|Rory Summerson Democrat|
|Thurston County Commission||Gary Edwards Independent|
|District #2||Michael R Steadman Democrat|
|Click here for video|
|TC Superior Court|
|Position 8||Scott Ahlf|
|Sharonda D Amamilo|
|Non-Partisan||David M Hankins|
|Click here for video||Jonathan A Sprouffske|
Legislative District 2
Jim McCune Republican
Gina Blanchard-Reed Republican
Ronda Litzenberger Republican
Robert (Matthew) Smith Republican
Joshua Penner Republican
Rick Payne Democrat
Legislative District 2
Matt Marshall Republican
James Wilcox Republican
Veronica Whitcher Rockett Democrat
Legislative District 35
Earl Burt Shortstop
Darcy Huffman Democrat
Drew MacEwen Republican
Candidates for the 10th Congressional District.
Due to the number of candidates running, there are two separate sessions.
Session 1 included the following candidates. Click here to see the video.
Jackson Maynard, Nancy Dailey Slotnick, Kristine M. Reeves, Rian Ingrim, Gordon Allen Pross, Dean Johnson, Sam Wright, Randolph (Randy) Bell
Session 2 included the following candidates. Click here to see the Session 2 video.
Joshua Collins, Richard Boyce, Mary Bacon, Beth Doglio, Don Hewett, Phil Gardner, Eric LeMay, Marilyn Strickland, Ryan Tate,
Candidates for Secretary of State