Candidate Forums

General Election Candidate Forums 2021: All positions are non-partisan

The League of Women Voters works in collaboration with Thurston Community Media to produce these forums. Moderators and time-keepers are League members and the questions are developed by League members in consultation with community groups. The forums took place via Zoom on September 18 & 19, 2021. Our forums were co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Islanders Coalition – South Puget Sound Chapter and Thurston Climate Action Team.

The League of Women Voters is proud to be non-partisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. 

Candidates were invited to participate and both candidates needed to agree to participate for their forum to take place.

Forums are listed alphabetically except for the Port Commission, which is listed first because all citizens in the county vote for Commissioners. For the first time in our League's recent history, we have included school board races.


Candidates: Amy Evans, Joel Hansen, Bob Iyall, Jessie Simmons


Candidates: Statements from Position 4 Candidates Emma McSharry & Robin Vazquez followed by live interviews with Position 7 Candidates Carolyn H. Cox & Felix Peguero-Reyes


Candidates: Clark Gilman, Yến Huỳnh, Robbi Kesler, Candace Mercer


Candidates: Jim Cooper, Corey Gauny, Lisa Parshley, Dontae Payne, Talauna Reed, Spence Weigand


Candidates: Alex Rossiter, Peter Agabi



School Board Candidate Forums

Candidates: Asuka Conyer, Pamela Johnson, Tiffany Sevruk, Jennifer S Thomas


Candidates: Mark Boyer, Scott Clifthorne, Darcy Huffman, Don Mitchell


For More Information on Candidates:

Read about candidates for all races as well as issues in The General Election Voters' Pamphlet 

See the races and issues on your ballot at Vote411



Key Election Dates-2021

General Election

Voters’ Pamphlets Mailed

October 6, 2021

Ballots Available/Mailed

October 13, 2021

Last day to vote

November 2, 2021

County Certification

November 23, 2021

Secretary of State Certification

December 2, 2021


 The results for past elections can be found at the Thurston County Auditor's website

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  • Susan Fiksdal
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  • Fran Beard
    commented 2020-05-21 18:00:02 -0700
    Where is the Zoom link?