On Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM, a candidate forum open to the public will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Juanita. The church is located at 10021 NE 124th St., Kirkland, WA 98034.
All candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives in state legislative district 45 will be attending including State Senator Andy Hill, Matt Isenhower, Representative Roger Goodman, Joel Hussey, State Representative Larry Springer, and Brendan Woodward. The forum is expected to last approximately ninety minutes and will be moderated by former Kirkland Mayor Mary-Alyce Burleigh.
Candidates will be asked to answer questions during three different stages. The first stage will include questions prepared by the advocacy team of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, the group responsible for organizing the forum. The second stage will be a lightning round where candidates will be asked to answer ten “yes” or “no” questions. The third stage will be questions written on note cards by audience members that will be read by the moderator.
This is the seventh annual candidate forum held at Holy Spirit. In past years the church’s advocacy team has organized forums on voter referendums and candidates for both the Kirkland city council as well as candidates for the 45th state legislative district.
The advocacy team of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church was created to educate, encourage, and enable church and community members to advocate their point of view to government leaders and elected officials.