Thurston Chamber to host candidate forum

The Thurston Chamber is hosting a candidate forum Wednesday at Saint Martin’s University for County Commission and Port of Olympia races.

The events begins at 11:30 a.m. at the university’s Worthington Center. Admission and lunch costs $20 for prepaid members, $25 for members at the door and $30 for the general public. Reservations can be made at 360-357-3362 or at thurstonchamber.com/events.

Invited candidates include Republican Pat Beehler and Democratic incumbent Karen Valenzuela in the commission race and Dave Peeler and Jeff Davis in the nonpartisan port race.

Candidates will have two minutes for opening comments followed by questions submitted in writing by the audience.