The formal program will begin at 7:00 pm and will feature the candidates for Lincoln County State Representative, County Commissioner (position 1), County Treasurer, County Clerk, Newport Mayor, Newport City Council and PUD Director Section 1.
State Representative candidates for the House District 10 are Incumbent David Gomberg and Thomas Donahue. The individuals seeking the County Commissioner Position 1 seat include incumbent Doug Hunt and challenger Virginia (Jenny) Demaris. County Clerk Dana Jenkins is unopposed in his reelection bid, while County Treasurer Jayne Welch is being challenged by Rob McAfee.
The two individuals seeking the Newport Mayoral seat are Dietmar Goebel and Dean Sawyer. Vying for the three at large council positions are contenders: David Allen, CM Hall, Jason Nehmer and Ryan Parker.
Those seeking the position of PUD Director Subdivision 1 are Ronald Benfield and Paul Davies, both of Newport.
As is usual for such events facilitated by LWVLC, candidate presentations will be timed and an opportunity will be provided for audience members to submit written questions. The evening will be moderated by League member, Jean Cowan. She is a former elected official and experienced forum moderator.
LWVLC is committed to voter education and invites all interested Lincoln County electors to come and hear from those seeking election to these important positions.