Candidates running for elective office in November will face off, argue their position and answer questions from the voters on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Civic Center in Vaughn, from 7 to 9 p.m. Representatives supporting and opposing the Peninsula School District and the Key Pen Parks levies also will be present.
Nathan Schlicher (incumbent) and Jan Angel (currently a state representative) are competing for votes for state senator.
Frank Grubaugh (incumbent) and Jeremiah Wilder are seeking the same position as a Pierce County Fire District 16 fire commissioner.
Rick Jones (incumbent) and David Olson are running for the same position on the school board.
Wendy Wojtanowicz and Harlan Gallinger are both unchallenged for the school board positions they each currently hold.
Mark Michel and John Kelly also are unopposed for positions as parks commissioners.
All of the above candidates will be present at the Oct. 8 forum, except for the unchallenged candidates who have not yet confirmed.
Gallinger will also argue for the school levy, where Ken Manning will argue in opposition.
Park commissioner Bill Trandum will argue for the park levy and Bob Richardson will argue against.
Jud Morris will moderate the event, which will start with the representatives briefly presenting their position, followed by questions selected from submittals from the audience, followed by open questions from the audience. Candidates and audience members can remain after for one-on-one discussion.
The candidate forum is jointly presented by the Key Peninsula Community Council, the Key Peninsula Civic Center, the Key Peninsula Business Association and the Key Peninsula News.