It might have to pass for the only Pierce County face-to-face between U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks and his Republican challenger Doug Cloud. But they’ll have to share it with quite a few other faces.
The Whitman Elementary School PTA has received a confirmation from Dicks’ campaign staff. A spokesman for Cloud said he had already scheduled a fund-raiser that evening with state Attorney General Rob McKenna but will try to reschedule.
The event is set for Whitman, 1120 S. 39th Street, at 6 p.m. on October 13.
But rather than a debate between the congressional candidates, it will be an all-comers education issues forum with candidates for Pierce County prosecutor, county council district 5 and the 29th legislative district. The sponsors even invited Dino Rossi and Patty Murray.
Here’s a pdf of the program.
Dicks and Cloud are set to meet earlier Wednesday at the Sequim Community Church in Sequim at 2 p.m. It is, so far, the only actual debate scheduled between the two finalists for the 6th Congressional District.