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Candidate Forums

Forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters provide you with opportunities to hear from candidates in contested races as they respond to questions from a moderator.  Find details on upcoming candidate forums here as they are available. You will also find links to candidate forum recordings for both statewide and Snohomish County general election races.

Be sure to bookmark the LWVSC YouTube channel to quickly find videos of our candidate forums.


32nd Legislative District  Submit questions by September 26, using this link.

Invited candidates are:
Position 1 candidates: Cindy Ryu and Shirley Sutton
Position 2 candidates: Lauren Davis and Tamra Smilanich
This forum will air on KSER on October 5 at 6 p.m. and the recording will be available on this website after October 3.


Congressional Districts 1, 2, and 7  Submit questions by September 28, using this link.

The invited candidates are:
Congressional District 1: Jeffrey Beeler, Sr. and Suzan DelBene
Congressional District 2:  Rick Larsen and Timothy S. Hazelo
Congressional District 7:  Craig Keller and Pramila Jayapal
This forum will air on KSER on October 12 at 6 p.m. and the recording will be available on this website after October 5.


21st Legislative District  Submit questions by October 3, using this link.

The invited candidates are:
Position 1: Strom H. Peterson and Brian Thompson
Position 2: Lillian Ortiz-Self and Amy Schaper
This forum will air on KSER on October 13 at 6 p.m. and the recording will be available on this website after October 9.


44th Legislative District Submit questions by Oct 4th, using this link.

The invited candidates are:
Position 1: John Lovick and John T. Kartak
Position 2: Mark A. James and April Berg
This forum will air on KSER on October 14 at 6 p.m. and the recording will be available on this website after October 10.


State Treasurer

Video for the State Treasurer Debate, with candidates Duane A. Davidson (Republican) and Mike Pellicciotti (Democrat), can be viewed on NWPB 2020 (KTNW-TV).

39th Legislative District Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates for the 39th Legislative District in this forum moderated by LWVSC Voter Service Chair Jody Trautwein.
State Senator—Kathryn Lewandowsky and Keith L. Wagoner; State Representative Position 1—Claus Joens and Robert Sutherland; State Representative Position 2—Carolyn Eslick and Ryan Johnson

Part 1 Podcast (29 minutes)
Part 2 Podcast (28 minutes)

View the 39th Legislative District candidate forum from our YouTube channel.

Forums hosted by LWV Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle LIbraries

Zoom links to the live forums will be available on the LWV-Whidbey Island website two hours in advance of each forum. Links to video recordings will be posted here are available.