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Get ready to hear from Pierce County candidates

Post by David Wickert on Aug. 29, 2008 at 8:15 am with No Comments »
August 29, 2008 8:15 am

With a full slate of state races on the August primary ballot, and with the nation buzzing about the two national political conventions, you haven’t heard much of late about candidates for Pierce County offices.

That’s about to change. In coming weeks candidates for county executive, council, assessor-treasurer and sheriff will participate in a flurry of public forums.

Here’s a list of events I’ve been able to confirm. Some are conflicting, but organizers have asked candidates to send surrogates if they must. Unless otherwise noted, the events are free and open to the public. More forums are planned, and I’ll post them as I’m able to confirm details with sponsors.

Public forums for Pierce County candidates

Date: Sept. 3

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Host: City Club of Tacoma

Location: Wheelock Student Center Rotunda, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma.

Who: County executive candidates.

More information: Reservations required, and the deadline is today. Call 253-272-9561, email at office@cityclubtacoma.org or online at www.cityclubtacoma.org

Date: Sept. 8

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Host: Parkland Community Association

Location: Central Pierce Fire Station 61, 100 S. 114th St., Parkland.

Who: County executive candidates.

Date: Sept. 9

Time: 7 p.m.

Host: South Hill Community Council

Location: Meridian Habitat Park & Community Center, 14422 Meridian Ave. E., South Hill.

Who: County Council Districts 2 and 3 candidates.

Date: Sept. 10

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Host: Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium

Location: Korean Women’s Association Community Services Center, 125 E. 96th St., Tacoma.

Who: County executive candidates.

More information: RSVP requested. Contact connie@affordablehousingconsortium.org or 627-0949

Date: Sept. 17

Time: 7 a.m.

Host: Graham Business Association

Location: Graham Fire & Rescue, 23014 70th Ave. E., Graham

Who: County executive, assessor-treasurer and County Council District 3 candidates

More information: Cost for this breakfast event is $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Date: Sept. 18

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Host: Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce

Location: Windermere office building, 18008 Highway 410 E., Suite A, Bonney Lake.

Who: County executive candidates, 31st District legislative candidates.

More information: Reservations are requested, but not required. No cost to attend, $7 for lunch.

Date: Sept. 18

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Host: Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Council

Location: Meeker Middle School, 4402 Nassau Ave. NE.

Who: County Council District 2 candidates, 9th District congressional candidates, 27th District legislative candidates.

Date: Sept. 19

Time: 12 p.m.

Host: Key Peninsula Business Association

Location: El Sombrero Family Mexican Restaurant, 15611 92nd Street Kp N, Lakebay

Who: County assessor-treasurer candidates

Date: Oct. 14

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Host: Asian Forum, League of Women Voters

Location: Korean Women’s Association, 123 E. 96th St., Tacoma.

Who: County executive candidates

More information:

Date: Oct. 14

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Host: Key Peninsula Community Council, Key Peninsula Business Association, Key Peninsula Civic Center Association.

Location: Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn Road KP N, Vaughn

Who: County executive, assessor-treasurer and sheriff candidates

Date: Oct. 17

Time: 12 p.m.

Host: Key Peninsula Business Association.

Location: El Sombrero Family Mexican Restaurant, 15611 92nd Street Kp N, Lakebay

Who: County executive candidates

Date: Oct. 23

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Host: Pierce College Puyallup Student Government

Location: College Center Dining Commons, Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Avenue SE, Puyallup

Who: County executive candidates

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