Our 34th District Candidates Forum Will Be Hosted By KVI's John Carlson
The first-ever B-Town Blog Candidates Forum will be held next Tuesday night, April 27th, and will not only feature all of the four announced candidates for 34th District State Rep., Pos. 2, but it will be hosted by KVI Radio Personality John Carlson.
Now, you may be thinking “What the heck does a conservative radio host have to do with a mostly-democratic candidates forum“?
While we too have the same question, the reasoning is quite simple:
We went to high school with John. He’s an old friend.
And we think having someone “on the right” host this may add a sense of balance and fairness that you normally might not see in such an event (plus, if he gets out of line we can embarrass him with stories from high school!).
The goal of the forum of course is to allow YOU, our Readers a chance to actually question the candidates yourself, in hopes that it will help make your mind up for the primary election, which will be held Aug. 17th.
As the event draws nearer, we’ll announce the format and rules, but please mark your calendars for what’s sure to be a lively, spirited and locally-relevant discussion.
To “prime the pump” so to speak, here are some questions to inspire you (EDITOR’S NOTE: don’t use these questions, as they would be deemed irrelevant to this Rep’s actual power â€“ these are just ideas):
- Where do you stand on the possible annexation of White Center: should it go to Burien or Seattle? Why?
- What is your stand on allowing public access to Lake Burien?
- What…is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
In alphabetical order by last name, here are the four candidates you’ll get to grill:
Remember, one of the four candidates youâ€™ll meet April 27 will go on to become your new representative in Olympia in January 2011. So let them know whatâ€™s on your mind!
Bring your neighbor.
Bring your friend.
Bring your vote-canceling spouse!