Cultural Communities Board to Host Mayoral Candidate Forum, June 27

King County Election Resources for the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election

The Kent community is invited to learn more about the four candidates vying to be Kent’s next mayor. To help voters get a sense of each candidate’s top issues, Kent’s Cultural Communities Board, an advisory board, the mayor and city council, will hold a candidate forum, Tuesday, June 27, 7 to 9 p.m. in the W.E. Auditorium, Kent-Meridian High School, 10020 SE 256th St. in Kent.

Elizabeth Albertson, Jim Berrios, Dana Ralph and Andrew Swansen have confirmed their participation. Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke opted not to run for reelection this November.

The moderated forum will be a question-and-answer style information session and focus on issues that impact immigrants and refugees, people of color, individuals with disabilities and the LGBTQ community.

Questions for candidates will also be accepted in writing from audience members during the event.

KentTV21 will videotape the event and broadcast the forum on Comcast Cable Channel 21 starting July 5 – Aug. 1 at both 4 a.m. and p.m. The forum will also be available online at  during the same timeframe.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m., with the candidate forum beginning promptly at 7 p.m.