Panorama plans candidate forum

Candidates for state Supreme Court, the Legislature and Thurston County offices have been invited to speak at the Democratic Study Group at Panorama's forum at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Panorama auditorium, on Circle Loop at the Lacey-area retirement center.

The approximately 15 invited candidates are on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot, and in partisan races only Democrats were invited. In the 22nd Legislative District race for position 1, Democrats Judi Hoefling, Chris Reykdal and Stew Henderson have agreed to speak, program chairwoman Ruth Shearer said. For Position 2, Justin Kover confirmed.

Under the “top-two” primary, the top two vote-getters advance (except for Supreme Court races, in which any one candidate getting more than half the vote advances alone).

The event is open to the public, regardless of political affiliation. For more information, call 360-438-5682.