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UPDATE: UP-centric candidates’ forum slated for Thursday

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on Oct. 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm with No Comments »
October 2, 2012 4:21 pm

UPDATE: The 28th Legislative District Senate race has been added to the bill. Incumbent Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, and his Democratic challenger Yoshie Wong have been invited to appear.

With Election Day looming, residents will have the chance to hear from candidates in three races during a candidates’ forum in University Place on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Tacoma-Pierce County chapter of the League of Women Voters will moderate the event starting at 6:30 p.m at University Place City Hall, 3715 Bridgeport Way West. The forum is scheduled to end at 8 p.m.

It will include candidates who represent University Place in the local races for Pierce County Council District 4 and Legislative District 28 Positions 1 and 2. Candidates for county council seat are Connie Ladenburg and Ken Grassi. Steve O’Ban and Eric Choiniere, and Tami Green and Paul Wagemann are vying for the two legislative seats.

Residents are encouraged to ask questions during the forum. Candidates will also present opening and closing statements, as well as answer a few questions specific to University Place.

University Place Television (UPTV) will rebroadcast the forum so that citizens who are not able to attend have an opportunity to watch it later. The city will post viewing times on its website. UPTV is available for viewing within University Place’s city limits on Click! Channel 12 and Comcast Channel 21.

New voters can register in person through Oct. 29 at the Pierce County Election Center, 2501 S. 35th St., Suite C, for the Nov. 6 general election. For more information about the upcoming election, click here or call 253-798-8683.

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