On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM, a candidate forum for Kirkland city council candidates 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. Childcare to be provided. All candidates for the Kirkland city council have been invited and will be attending. The forum is expected to last approximately ninety minutes.
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 sixth annual candidate forum held at Holy Spirit. In past years the church’s advocacy team has organized forums for the Kirkland city council as well as candidates for the 45th state legislative district. Last year they held a forum on marriage equality and have also hosted then Congressman Jay Inslee on a discussion about environmental policy.
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.