VIDEO | Candidate Forum Helps you Decide, November Election Filled with Contested Races, Hot Button Issues

UPDATE |  October 16, 2015

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a North Bend only Candidate Forum last week at the North Bend Theatre, so that video is now added below.  Ballots were mailed by King County Elections this week so check those mailboxes.  They must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3rd to count.

Happy voting Snoqualmie Valley.  Election night results should be interesting!

ORIGINAL STORY |  October 5, 2015

Did you realize we are less than a month from the November 3rd General Election?

In North Bend, where the issues of growth and growth management are hot button topics, three contested council races are proving interesting – and a race for mayor popped up when Mary Miller threw her hat in the ring as a write in candidate.

In Snoqualmie, only longtime councilmember Charles Peterson is being challenged. For the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board, three commissioner seats are up for grabs – and for the Si View Metropolitan Parks District, FOUR candidates are vying for position 5.

For those of you that couldn’t make the September 18th Snoqualmie Valley Candidate Forum – and also may not be able to make a couple of more upcoming local election forums – the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce worked with Mount Si High School students to record the forum that included North Bend and Snoqualmie city council candidates and North Bend mayor candidates.

** You can watch video of each city’s candidate forums below. **

There are also THREE more upcoming forums that community members are encouraged to attend:

  • North Bend ONLY candidates at the North Bend Theatre on Wednesday, October 7th at 6PM. (FREE)
  • North Bend City Council, Snoqualmie City Council and the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District forum at the Mount Si High School Freshman Campus on October 14th at 6PM.  (FREE)
  • Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District, Si View Parks District candidates at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge on October 16th from 11:30AM – 2:30PM. ($30/member; $35/guests; includes lunch)

Contested Local Races:

  • North Bend Mayor:  Ken Hearing and Mary Miller
  • North BendCouncil Position 3: Trevor Kostanich and Dee Wayne Williamson
  • North Bend Council Position 5: Brenden Elwood and David Cook
  • North Bend Council Position 7: Martin Volken and Judy Bilanko
  • Snoqualmie Council Position 6: Joe Larson and Charles Peterson
    Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Position 1: Fritz Ribary and David Speikers
  • Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Position 3: Emma Herron and Ryan Roberts
  • Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Position 5: Steve Weaver and Joan Young
  • Si View Parks Dist. Position 5: Jim Curtis, Susan Kelly, Katie Klahn, Dave Perkins

North Bend Candidate Forum, September 18th

Snoqualmie Candidate Forum, September 18th


For more information on all the races and candidates visit King County Elections.

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