Chamber of Commerce to Host Forum for City Council Candidates

Event to feature moderated debate, as well as one-on-one dialog between candidates and audience members.

Candidates for University Place's City Council will participate in a forum sponsored by the University Place-Fircrest Chamber of Commerce at Thursday evening in the Curtis High School auditorium.

A Video Voter’s Guide and the recent candidate forum is also available at www.CityofUP.com.

According to the Chamber's website, local advocacy is an important component of its mission and has a commitment to assist in the election of business -minded public officials.

The forum, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public, will consist of a moderated debate between the candidates on various business and community issues and a post-debate to allow audience members and the candidates to engage in one-on-one dialog on the issues.

Curtis High School is located at 8425 40th St. W.

Howard and Barbara Lee October 10, 2011 at 03:52 PM
This is an excellent opportunity for UP citizens to educate themselves on the candidates. Submit your ballot as if the future of our city depends on your individual vote because it does! Howard
Christie Anderson October 10, 2011 at 04:09 PM
I say forget "Occupying Wall Street"....Let's "Occupy this Forum"! This is exceedingly important to all UP voters. Make sure to not only hear candidate answers but watch the candidate's body language and expressions to other's responses. It will tell a lot about who they are, how they treat others and ultimately how they represent YOU, the voter. I'm voting for the ones who want the city to replace the flag poll at the Library/civic building! :-D
Dr. Curt Oland October 23, 2011 at 04:10 AM
Chris- I wished I live in UP so I could run for office. The city needs some real change. The status qua is not the answer. I'd encourage everyone to look at the candidates and make sure they aren't more of the same. I hope Ken Campbell and Howard Lee get elected. I have spoken to both and I believe they have an approach which will move the city forward without creating a city that has diminished livability.
Irene Potter October 23, 2011 at 03:09 PM
I am strongly supporting Howard Lee and Ken Campbell in our coming UP election. I feel that both of them will look at each item/issue, independently before they vote, and not simply vote as a group as has been happening for far too long. We need council people who can and will think out of the box for solutions. Irene Potter
Christie Anderson October 24, 2011 at 05:05 AM
Well said Irene!


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