Public policy decisions can impact our communities in many significant ways. Although much public discourse today is about national politics, local elected officials make decisions that often have even greater influence on your family, your neighborhood, your schools, and the economic health of your community.
Elected officials at the local and state level make decisions and set policy related to taxes, labor laws, economic growth, small business assistance, transportation, education of your children, and work force training, among others. And, between now and election day in November, you can spend some time learning the differences amongst candidates running for some of these important local positions.
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Snoqualmie Valley Record, will again provide Candidate Forums this fall. These forums provide an opportunity for the candidates to explain their positions on important issues and for the public to compare and contrast candidates before voting.
[Please see contact info below to submit specific questions for these candidate forums.]
The fall calendar for these Candidate Forums is below:
Wednesday, September 27th – The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge – 11:30AM to 1:30PM – King County Council Candidate Forum featuring incumbent, Kathy Lambert, and challenger, John Murphy. This forum will be held during the monthly Chamber luncheon, and the price includes lunch. Advance registration is encouraged as the Chamber is anticipating a full house. Register HERE.
Thursday, October 5th – The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge – 5:30PM to 6PM meet and greet, 6PM -8:30PM forum – Snoqualmie City Council Candidate Forum featuring all 12 candidates for the six City Council seats. No registration is necessary. A no host bar will be available.
Thursday, October 12th – The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge – 4:30PM to 5PM meet and greet, 5PM to 7PM forum – Snoqualmie Valley School Board Candidate Forum featuring 4 candidates for the two School Board seats. This forum will be planned and executed with Snoqualmie Valley Y’s Youth in Government students. No registration is necessary.
Wednesday, October 18th – Mt. Si Senior Center, North Bend – 4:45PM to 5PM meet and greet, 5PM to 6:30PM – North Bend City Council Candidate Forum featuring 4 candidates for two City Council seats. No registration is necessary.
Wednesday, October 25th – The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge – 11:30AM to 1:30PM – Snoqualmie Mayor Candidate Forum featuring incumbent, Mayor Matt Larson, and challenger, former Mayor Fuzzy Fletcher. This forum will be held during our monthly Chamber luncheon, and the price includes lunch. Advance registration is encouraged as the Chamber is expecting a full house. Register HERE.
All Candidate Forums will feature a moderator asking candidates questions chosen from those obtained from the public. Please send in your questions, identifying the particular forum, to email@example.com prior to two weeks before each forum.