West Seattle Candidates Forum

Tomorrow is the West Seattle Candidates Forum!  This non-partisan event has been in the works for over a month now, and I am very proud to say that we are crossing t’s and dotting i’s.  Come on out to the Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College tomorrow evening at 6:30.  Have some ice cream served to you by the candidates themselves and stick around to hear what they have to say in response to questions posed by West Seattle citizens.  Also, free childcare!  (Those of you who know me now see where my expertise comese in… ie: childcare)

Community resources who have helped get the word out:

West Seattle Blog

West Seattle Herald

And here is the press release:

The West Seattle Candidates’ Forum will be held at the Brockey Student Center on the campus of South Seattle Community College at 6000 16th Avenue SW, in the Delridge area of West Seattle. All City and County council candidates, School Board candidates, and Referenda representatives (Referendum 1, Veterans levy) will appear before an active and engaged community of West Seattle citizens and service organizations at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 28th.

Co-sponsored by The VIEWS group, West Seattle Kiwanis, and numerous local neighborhood councils, the event begins with an Ice cream social, featuring the primary and general election candidates serving up Husky Deli™ ice cream and chatting with constituents; followed by a performance of the Dangerettes drill team squad. The forum itself will consist of a debate-style format in three parts–

Part 1:                                                           

Port Commission

Position 5
Dean Willard
Bill Bryant

County Council

Position 8
Joe McDermott
Diana Toledo

Part 2:

City Council candidates

Position 1
Jean Godden
Bobby Forch
Maurice Classen
Michael Taylor-Judd

Position 9
Sally Clark
Dian Ferguson
Fathi Karshie

Part 3:

School Board candidates

Position 6
Steve Sundquist
Joy Anderson
Marty McLaren
Nick Esparza

Also attending and participating in the Ice Cream Social are candidates: Tim Burgess, Tom Rasmussen, Bruce Harrell, Brad Meacham, Richard Pope, Dale Pusey, David Schraer.

“West Seattle is one of the most diverse areas in the city and South Seattle Community College is one of its most diverse schools, so the venue and event are a perfect match for the community,” says Dorsol Plants, a West Seattle community activist.

Representatives from the King County Elections board, and community organizations such as Neighborhood House and Sustainable West Seattle will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about community resources. FREE On-site child care will be provided, and translation services will be available in Spanish, Somaali, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian.

For more information, visit: http://central.ly/westseattleforum.


The VIEWS (Visualize Increased Engagement West Seattle) group is a non-partisan community organization comprised of local citizens creating programming to educate, engage, and mobilize West Seattle citizens to sustain and improve the quality of life and services available across the peninsula. You can contact VIEWS at:  westseattle.forum@gmail.com or 425-298-6379


The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, now in its 83rd year, undertakes a full program of service to the communities of West Seattle with special emphasis on the growth, education and needs of children from preschool though college. An affiliate of Kiwanis International which has clubs in 83 nations, the West Seattle club is an organization of concerned adults dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. For more information, contact the West Seattle Kiwanis Club at: westseattlekiwanis@yahoo.com


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My name is Stephanie and I live in the greater Seattle area with my husband Michael. This blog is my opportunity to give myself an outlet for my love of writing, photography, food and life.
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