Save The Dates: B-Town Blog Sponsoring Two Big Debates Sept. 28 & Oct. 12

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The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we’ll be sponsoring two upcoming Candidate Debates involving a couple of important local races…and YOU!

We’ll be posting more information on these forums soon, including the format, so please check back to The B-Town Blog often for news (or subscribe to our free Daily Email Newsletter here).

First up on the card:

1. TUESDAY, SEPT. 28th: Diana Toledo and Joe McDermott will face off at the ERAC Center in south Burien beginning at 7pm. They’re running for the King County Council seat that a year ago at this time was held by Dow Constantine, now County Executive.

Toledo worked for 15 years as a King County employee. McDermott, a State Senator, has served in the Legislature for about a decade.

And then…

2. TUESDAY, OCT. 12th: Mike Heavey and Joe Fitzgibbon will intellectually spar, again, beginning at 7pm at the ERAC. They’re shooting for the job of State Representative, 34th District, Position 2. Sharon Nelson is vacating that seat as she runs unopposed for the State Senate.

This one’s a barn burner. Fitzgibbon garnered about 500 more votes than did Heavey in the August primary, in which about 27,000 total votes were cast for all four candidates in the race at the time.

Each event will involve opportunities for audience members – you and your neighbors – to amble up to the microphone and ask questions directly of those who will soon represent you. Precisely what Jefferson and Madison and Franklin and the foundin’ daddios had in mind when they set up this free country of ours in the first place! Except, well, they didn’t know what a microphone was at the time. Or was gonna be. Well, anyway…

There is no admission charge and everyone and anyone is welcome to attend.

The ERAC is a Highline School District building located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW, just north of Hi-Line Lanes, across from Azteca Restaurant.

The general election is Nov. 2nd, and it’s an all mail-in election. Ballots begin arriving around October 14.

Have questions about registering to vote? It’s not too late – just go to: or call 206-296-VOTE.

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One Response to “Save The Dates: B-Town Blog Sponsoring Two Big Debates Sept. 28 & Oct. 12”
  1. Becky Cox says:

    Good for you B-Town for sponsoring these forums. Voters will be getting their ballots in a few weeks and everyone needs to be ready! Democracy is NOT a spectator sport! The League of Women Voters will help you understand the ballot issues on Oct. 13th at the Burien Library Community Room, 6:30 to 9.

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