Evening Debates for Kent Mayoral and City Council Candidates
UPDATE–July 26,2017–We are pleased to announced that Marti Reeder of John L. Scott Covington-Kent-Maple Valley will be our presenting sponsor for the debates. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email publisher Dana Neuts at [email protected] for pricing and details.
This year iLoveKent is celebrating its 10th year, and we are continuing to grow. As we do so, we are looking for new ways to serve the Kent community. Following the August 2017 primary, iLoveKent will host two Kent candidate debates:
Thursday, September 21: Kent Mayoral Candidate Debate
Thursday, September 28: Kent City Council Candidate Debate
Both events will be hosted in the evening from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA). In addition, the debates will be live streamed and recorded, so Kent voters who aren’t able to attend the debates can watch them at their convenience. There will be a meet-and-greet opportunity for voters and candidates between 6 PM and 7 PM, followed by the debates which will begin at 7 PM and end at 8:30 PM.
Both debates will be moderated by Greg Haffner of Curran Law Firm, and Haffner and iLoveKent publisher Dana Neuts will select the questions to be asked from reader suggestions. Questions will not be shared with the candidates in advance.
“We want these debates to be accessible to as many Kent residents as possible, so we’re going to live stream and record the debates,” Neuts said. “This way voters across the city can learn more about each candidate and hear where they stand on important Kent issues. iLoveKent is excited to facilitate that conversation.”
Additional event details will be made available closer to the debates. For more information, please contact Dana Neuts at 360-920-1737 or [email protected].
iLoveKent will not endorse any candidate. Click here for our political advertising policy.
[Edited 7/24/17 to include our political advertising policy and 6 PM – 7 PM meet-and-greet.]