Civic group Lakewood United plans a Thursday, Oct. 25, debate between 10th Congressional District candidates Denny Heck, the Democrat, and Dick Muri, the Republican. The event at Burs Restaurant near Steilacoom is not for the lazy: It starts at 7 a.m.
Kris Kauffman, a board member, said Lakewood United is nonpartisan and that the event is open to the general public. He also said it will be a debate that uses written questions submitted to a local municipal court judge for vetting.
The joint appearance of Muri and Heck will be somewhat rare. They were both on a radio program on KUOW in August and also will be at two other upcoming forums or debates – one Oct. 11 in Olympia and another airing on KCTS 9 on Oct. 22. But Muri complained last
week during a Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce forum that Heck wasn’t there, too.
Details of the other upcoming debates are as follows:
For The Olympian’s full roundup of debates and forums in the South Sound, go here.