Local League Forums and debates around Washington State

If the race you are interested in isn't listed below, check for additional debates and forums on Vote411.org.

Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vancouver Community Library

    Monday, September 26
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street

    Clark County Councilor Districts 1 and 2
    Clark County Auditor

    Plan time to learn about candidates! These people want to represent you and are applying for a job with you as the employer. You deserve to know where they stand on issues and what their qualifications are.

    Forums are videotaped by CVTV, Channels 21 and 23, the local government channels, and replayed prior to the elections. You’ll also find them on cvtv.org to stream at your convenience.

    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Livestream

    A forum with candidates running for WA State Legislative District 44. Presented by the League in partnership with the Snohomish County Forum Coalition.

    Join us on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LWVSnohomishCounty Following the forum, links to audio and video recordings will be available on our website: lwvsnoho.org.

    • 03 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Camas Public Library

    Monday, October 3
    6:30-8 p.m. 
    Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Avenue

    17th Legislative District, Positions 1 and 2
    Public Utility District Commissioner District 2

    Plan time to learn about candidates! These people want to represent you and are applying for a job with you as the employer. You deserve to know where they stand on issues and what their qualifications are.

    Forums are videotaped by CVTV, Channels 21 and 23, the local government channels, and replayed prior to the elections. You’ll also find them on cvtv.org to stream at your convenience.

    • 05 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Livestream

    A forum with the two candidates running for Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney. Presented by the League in partnership with the Snohomish County Forum Coalition.

    The Forum will be co-moderated by League member Nadine Shanti and NAACP member Paul Benz. Join us on our YouTube Channel!

    Following the forum, links to audio and video recordings will be available on our website: lwvsnoho.org.

    • 10 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vancouver Community Library

    Monday, October 10
    6:30-8 p.m.
    Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street

    49th Legislative District, Positions 1 and 2
    Clark County Sheriff

    Plan time to learn about candidates! These people want to represent you and are applying for a job with you as the employer. You deserve to know where they stand on issues and what their qualifications are.

    Forums are videotaped by CVTV, Channels 21 and 23, the local government channels, and replayed prior to the elections. You’ll also find them on cvtv.org to stream at your convenience.

    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Livestream

    A forum with candidates running for WA State Legislative District 21. Presented by the League in partnership with the Snohomish County Forum Coalition.

    Join us on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/LWVSnohomishCounty) at these times:

    • 5:00 PM: Candidates for Senate
    • 6:30 PM: Candidates for Legislative Positions 1 & 2

    Following the forum, links to audio and video recordings will be available on our website: lwvsnoho.org.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington State University Vancouver

    Wednesday, October 12
    6:30-8 p.m.
    Washington State University, Dengerink Administration Building

    18th Legislative District, Positions 1 and 2
    Clark County Councilor District 5

    Plan time to learn about candidates! These people want to represent you and are applying for a job with you as the employer. You deserve to know where they stand on issues and what their qualifications are.

    Forums are videotaped by CVTV, Channels 21 and 23, the local government channels, and replayed prior to the elections. You’ll also find them on cvtv.org to stream at your convenience.

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Shelton Civic Center 525 Cota Shelton WA

    Join the LWV of Mason County for this informative evening where you ask YOUR questions directly to the candidates. Participants will be assigned a table and the candidates will rotate between the tables. All candidates have received an invite to this event.

    Details: https://my.lwv.org/washington/mason-county/event/speed-dating-candidates 

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    • www.cvtv.org

    The race for the 3rd Congressional District seat has generated national interest in the wake of the defeat of the incumbent, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump. Candidates are Republican Joe Kent, who asserts the 2020 election was stolen, and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, who describes herself as a pro-choice moderate.

    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Livestream

    A live-streamed Candidate Forum with the two candidates running for US Congressional District 1.

    Two ways to listen and learn:

    1. Join us live on our YouTube Channel, or
    2. Link to the post-forum recording on our website: lwvsnoho.org.
    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 33 S 2nd Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

    The League of Women Voters Yakima County will hold a Yakima County Commissioner Forum with all six candidates on Thursday, October 20th, starting at 6:30, at ESD 105, 33 S 2nd Ave, Yakima, WA 98902.

    The Yakima County Commissioner candidates are:

    • District 1: Amanda McKinney and Angie Girard
    • District 2: Dulce Gutierrez and Kyle Curtis
    • District 3: LaDon Linde and Steven Saunders

    The moderator will be Greg Halling, Executive Editor, Yakima Herald Republic.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to submit written questions.

    Co-sponsors of the forum include NAACP Yakima Branch, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition/APIC, Junior League, One America, and the Yakima Herald Republic.

    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • Gonzaga University

    The debate between candidates for Washington Secretary of State, Julie Anderson and Steve Hobbs, will be held at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. The debate is being organized and jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters and The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages speaker series, along with broadcast assistance from KSPS. 

    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Gonzaga University

    The debate between Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley will be held at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23 at 5p.m. The debate is being organized and jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters and The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages speaker series, along with broadcast assistance from KSPS. The Washington State Debate Coalition also is affiliated with this debate.

    Admission will be free, but tickets will be required to the event at the university's Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. Details on how to get tickets will be announced soon.

Past events—Click to see if recordings are available

20 Sep 2022 Public Forum Featuring Candidates for Mason County Auditor, Assessor, and Clerk
13 Jul 2022 LWVJC County Commissioners Primary Forum
12 Jul 2022 Candidate Forum - Leg Dis 22 Pos 1 (LWVTC)
12 Jul 2022 Candidate Forum - Leg Dis 22 Position 2
12 Jul 2022 Candidate Forum - Leg Dist 35 Position 2
12 Jul 2022 24th Legislative District Primary 2022
11 Jul 2022 LWVJC Sheriff Candidates
08 Jul 2022 Congressional District 1 Candidate Forum - Live Stream!
22 Jun 2022 LD 32 Senator Race Candidate Forum Airs on KSER 90.7 FM
21 Jun 2022 LD 21, Position 2 Candidate Forum airs on KSER 90/7 FM
16 Oct 2021 Sultan & Gold Bar city council candidate forums (LWVSC)
16 Oct 2021 Fire District 5 candidate forum (LWVSC)
13 Oct 2021 Stanwood city council candidate forum (LWVSC)
12 Oct 2021 Edmonds city council candidate forum (LWVSC)
12 Oct 2021 Monroe school board candidate forum (LWVSC)
11 Oct 2021 Seattle City Council Position 9 and Seattle City Attorney Candidates Forum
11 Oct 2021 Lynnwood city council & Mayor candidate forums (LWVSC)
11 Oct 2021 Monroe county council candidate forum (LWVSC)
08 Oct 2021 Brier city council & Mayor candidate forum (LWVSC)
06 Oct 2021 Arlington & Lake Stevens school board candidate forums (LWVSC)
05 Oct 2021 Snohomish city council & Mayor candidate forums (LWVSC)
29 Sep 2021 Lake Stevens city council candidate forum (LWVSC)
28 Sep 2021 Mill Creek city council candidate forum (LWVSC)
22 Sep 2021 Candidate's forum for Stevenson Mayor
22 Sep 2021 Granite Falls city council candidate forum (LWVSC)
22 Sep 2021 Granite Falls school board candidate forum
21 Sep 2021 Everett city council & mayor candidate forum (LWVSC)
13 Sep 2021 Snohomish County Council Candidate Forum (LWVSC)
07 Jul 2021 Virtual forum for candidates for White Salmon School Board, Position 5
07 Jul 2021 Virtual forum for candidates for Lyle School Board, Position 2
30 Jun 2021 Virtual forum for candidates for Stevenson City Council, Position 1
17 Oct 2020 Virtual Candidate Forum: Skamania County Commissioner, District 2 candidates: Tom Lannen and Paul Hendricks
17 Oct 2020 Skamania County Commissioner, District 1
17 Oct 2020 9th District State Representative Candidate Forum (LWV Pullman)
15 Oct 2020 Whitman County Commissioner Candidate Forum (LWV Pullman)
14 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum for 26th Legislative District Representatives
14 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum-Clark County Council Districts 3 and 4, and Clark County Charter Review Commission, Districts 3 and 4 (LWV-Clark County)
14 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum: County Councilors, Districts 3 and 4; County Charter Review Commissioners, District 3, Positions 1, 2, and 3; County Charter Review Commissioners, District 4, Positions 1, 2 and 3 (LWVCC)
14 Oct 2020 Congressional District 10
14 Oct 2020 44th Legislative District Candidate Forum
14 Oct 2020 33rd and 11 legislative district forum (Seattle KC LWV)
13 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum: 9th Congr’l /41st Leg. Districts (LWV of Seattle-King County)
13 Oct 2020 21st Legislative District Candidate Forum (LWVSC)
12 Oct 2020 Issues Forum for 2020 (LWV Pullman)
12 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum for 23rd Legislative District
12 Oct 2020 Forum: Superintendent of Public Instruction
12 Oct 2020 Congressional Forum - Districts 1, 2, 7 (LWVSC)
09 Oct 2020 3rd Congressional District Candidate Debate (LWV-Clark County, Cowlitz County, Klickitat-Skamania counties)
08 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum for Kitsap County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2
08 Oct 2020 Pierce County Council Districts 2 & 3
08 Oct 2020 Yakima County Commission Position 1 Candidate Forum (LWVYC)
08 Oct 2020 Congressional District 2, U.S. Rep, Superior Court Judge 1 + 2 ((WVWI)
06 Oct 2020 Legislative District 28
06 Oct 2020 Leg District 10, State Rep 1 + 2, State Senator (LWVWI)
05 Oct 2020 LD 13 Position #1
05 Oct 2020 32nd Legislative District Forum (LWVSC)
05 Oct 2020 Pierce County Executive
04 Oct 2020 Forum: PUD Commissioner #1
03 Oct 2020 Kittitas County Sheriff Forum
03 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum-Clark County Charter Review Commission, District 2 and at-large (LWV-Clark County)
03 Oct 2020 Kittitas County Commissioner #1
03 Oct 2020 County Charter Review Commissioners, At-large, Positions 1, 2 and 3. County Charter Review Commissioners, District 2, Positions 1, 2 and 3 (LWVCC)
03 Oct 2020 Kittitas County Commissioner #2
02 Oct 2020 WA Legislative Dist 3 Position 1 2020 LWVSA Candidate Forum
01 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum: LD 49: State Senator and Representative, Positions 1 and 2; County Charter Review Commissioners, District 1, Positions 1, 2, and 3 (LWVCC)
01 Oct 2020 Candidate Forum-Legislative District 49 and County Charter Review Commission District 1 (LWV-Clark County)
30 Sep 2020 Candidate Forum-Legislative Districts 17 and 18 (LWV-Clark County)
30 Sep 2020 LD 17: State Senator and Representative, Pos. 1; LD 18: State Senator and Representatives, Pos. 1 and 2 (LWVCC)
30 Sep 2020 Spokane County Commissioner Dist 1 LWVSA Candidate Forum
29 Sep 2020 Candidate Forum - Pierce County Council Districts 4 & 6
28 Sep 2020 WA Legislative Dist 3 Position 2 2020 LWVSA Candidate Forum
24 Sep 2020 WA Legislative Dist 3 Senate 2020 LWVSA Candidate Forum
23 Sep 2020 Klickitat County Commissioner, District 3 (Jim Sizemore and Dan Christopher)
23 Sep 2020 WA Legislative Dist 4 Position 2 2020 LWVSA Candidate Forum
22 Sep 2020 Klickitat County Commissioner, District 1 (Joanna Turner and Jacob Anderson)
22 Sep 2020 Legislative District 26
22 Sep 2020 Homage Candidate's Forum (LWVSnoho)
21 Sep 2020 25th Legislative District
21 Sep 2020 Spokane County Commissioner Dist 2 LWVSA Candidate Forum
15 Sep 2020 LD14 state rep, position 2 (Gina Mosbrucker and Devin Kuh)
15 Sep 2020 LD14 state rep, position 1 (Chris Corry and Tracy Rushing)
14 Sep 2020 39th Legislative District Candidate Forum
30 Jul 2020 Legislative District 24 Position 2 Forum
23 Jul 2020 Legislative District 24 Position 1 Forum
17 Jul 2020 Whatcom Superior Court, Judge Position 4 (LWVBWC)
17 Jul 2020 Whatcom Superior Court, Judge Position 2 (LWVBWC)
17 Jul 2020 US Congressional Representative, District 2
17 Jul 2020 US Congressional Representative, Dist 1 (LWVSC & LWVBWC)
16 Jul 2020 Zoom Forum for 26th District, Pos. 2 (LWVK)
16 Jul 2020 PUD District 2 Candidate Forum
16 Jul 2020 Zoom Forum for 26th District, Pos. 1
15 Jul 2020 Zoom Forum for Kitsap County Commissioner, District 2
14 Jul 2020 Snohomish County Council District 4 Candidates Forum
13 Jul 2020 Zoom Forum - 23rd LD House Pos. 1 (LWVK)
13 Jul 2020 Zoom Forum - 23rd LD House Pos. 1 (LWVK)
13 Jul 2020 Candidate Forum: 44th Legislative District Position 2
13 Jul 2020 Candidate Forum for Kittitas PUD Commissioner
12 Jul 2020 Candidate Forum Kittitas County Sheriff
11 Jul 2020 Candidate Forum for Congressional District 8
11 Jul 2020 Candidate Forum for Legislative District 13 Position 1
11 Jul 2020 Kittitas County Commissioner 2 District 2
11 Jul 2020 Kittitas County Commissioner 1 District 1
23 Jun 2020 Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners District 2
23 Oct 2019 Candidate Forum (LWV-Clark)
16 Oct 2019 Candidate Forum (LWV-Clark)
09 Oct 2019 Candidate Forum (LWV-Clark)
20 Oct 2018 U.S. Senate Debate with Maria Cantwell (D) and Susan Hutchison (R)
08 Oct 2018 U.S. Senate Debate with Maria Cantwell (D) and Susan Hutchison (R)
04 Oct 2018 LWVSKC: Ballot Issues forum
14 Jul 2016 OSPI Candidate Forum
12 Jul 2016 Lt. Gov Candidate Forum
11 Jul 2016 Commissioner of Public Lands Candidate Forum
17 Jun 2016 OSPI Candidate Forum
02 Jun 2016 OSPI Candidate Forum
25 May 2016 OSPI Candidate Forum

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