All candidates vying for public office in Thurston County have been invited to attend the Chamber's Candidates Forum on Wednesday. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Martin’s University's Norman Worthington Center.
Thurston County Commission District No. 3 candidates Pat Beehler and Karen Valenzuela will be featured, as well as Port of Olympia Commission District 3 candidates Dave Peeler and Jeff Davis.
After opening comments of two minutes each, candidates will be asked questions submitted in writing by those in attendance. Time does not allow for a debate format, so questions will be round-robin, with each candidate addressing different questions. At the end of the program, candidates will be allowed a two-minute summary statement.
The event includes lunch and is $20 for prepaid members, $25 for members at the door and $30 for all others. Reservations are requested at 360-357-3362 or online at www.thurstonchamber.com/events.