iLoveKent is proud to host Candidate Debates for the Kent Mayoral and Kent City Council races. The debates are presented by Marti Reeder of John L. Scott, along with gold sponsor Denali Federal Credit Union, and silver sponsors, the 33rd District Democrats and the 47th District Democrats.
Sept. 21, 2017 (6 – 8:30 PM): Kent Mayoral Candidate Debate
Sept. 28, 2017 (6 – 8:30 PM): Kent City Council Candidate Debate
Each event will include a 60-minute, informal meet-and-greet starting at 6 PM, followed by a 90-minute debate, moderated by Greg Haffner of Curran Law Firm.
Location: Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030
Recorded and broadcast by Kent TV21
Candidate questions will be selected by iLoveKent publisher Dana Neuts and Greg Haffner from those submitted by readers. Thanks to all the readers who submitted questions for consideration. The deadline has passed for new questions. Questions will not be provided to anyone in advance of the debates.
In addition to the meet-and-greet and debate, we will offer voter registration, host tables for our generous sponsors, and have light snacks for participants and attendees.
We have asked the candidates to complete a candidate profile. Once they submit their information, they will be available on the following pages:
- Jim Berrios, Kent Mayor Candidate
- Dana Ralph, Kent Mayoral Candidate
- Satwinder Kaur, Kent City Council Candidate, Position 2
- Paul Addis, Kent City Council Candidate, Position 2
- Toni Troutner, Kent City Council Candidate, Position 4
- Tye Whitfield, Kent City Council Candidate, Position 4
- Brenda Fincher, Kent City Council Candidate (incumbent), Position 6
- Russ Hanscom, Kent City Council Candidate, Position 6
Have questions? Want to volunteer? Want to help share event flyers or posters? Contact Dana at 360-920-1737 or via email.
November General Election Deadlines:
Oct. 9: Deadline to register online or by mail, or update your registration information
Oct. 18: Ballots and voters’ pamphlets mailed
Oct. 19: Ballot drop boxes open
Oct. 30: Deadline for new Washington voters to register to vote in person
Nov. 7: Election Day, ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7 or returned to a ballot box by 8 PM
Last updated 9/03/17, 7:15 AM