League of Women Voters-Jefferson County Requests Questions for July 11-13 Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters-Jefferson County encourages members of the public to submit questions for our upcoming July Candidates Forums. 

  • ·      On Monday, July 11, our forum will feature the two candidates for Jefferson County Sheriff, Art Frank and Joe Nole. 

  • ·      On Tuesday July 12, our forum will feature five of the six primary candidates for the two state representative seats from Washington’s 24th Legislative District: Mike Chapman and Matthew Rainwater for Position 1, and Darren Corcoran, Brian Pruiett, and Steve Tharinger for Position 2. Position 1 candidate Sue Forde unable to attend due to a prior commitment.

  • ·      On Wednesday, July 13, our last forum of the primary season will include the three candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner, District 3, Greg Brotherton, Jon Cooke, and Marcia Kelbon. 

All forums will begin at 5:30 PM.

Please submit your questions to lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com no later than noon on July 8. Concise, unbiased questions directly related to the candidates’ positions and policies will be given priority, and similar questions will be combined. We strive to ensure that questions reflect a wide range of concerns from our county’s multiple constituencies.

Links to the primary forums, which can be accessed by computer, tablet, or phone, will be posted on the League’s website at https://lwvwa.org/Jefferson/ on July 1. Media partner KPTZ 91.9 FM will simulcast the forums and livestream them at https://kptz.org. The forums will be recorded, edited solely for brevity, and eventually linked on the League’s website.

For additional information, please contact the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County at lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com.

Jefferson County Ballot Box Locations:

Quinault Nation (Queets)

In front of the Queets Tribal Office

Quilcene Community Center

294952 Highway 101, Quilcene

Nordland Fire Station

6633 Flagler Road, Nordland

Jefferson County Library

620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock

(Next to the book drop box in the parking lot.)

Jefferson County Courthouse

1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend

(One in the back parking lot, one in front of the building, and one outside the County Auditor’s Office)

Hoh Nation

2261 Lower How Road, Forks

(In front of the Tribal Police Center)

Gateway Visitor Center

93 Beaver Valley Road, Port Ludlow

Brinnon Community Center

306144 Highway 101, Brinnon

Information Sessions on Running for Office

Considering running for public office in Jefferson County 2021? Get advice from six currently serving elected officials who share their thoughts on campaigning and serving. While every elected position is different, the insights below can benefit anyone planning to campaign in 2021.

View the zoom interview on running for and serving as a Port of Port Townsend Port Commissioner here:

Port of Port Townsend Commissioner

View the zoom interview on running for and serving on School Board in Chimacum or Port Townsend here:

Chimacum and Port Townsend School Boards

View the zoom interview on running for and serving on Port Townsend's City Council here:

Port Townsend City Council

Would you rather read transcripts than watch videos? 

Port Commissioner Information Session Transcript.pdf

School Board Information Session Transcript.pdf

City Council Information Session Transcript.pdf

View Jefferson County's 2021 Election Guide:

2021 Election Guide for Jurisdictions.pdf

Curious about the League of Women Voters?

The Jefferson County Unit-At-Large focuses on Voter Education. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is willing to abide by our policies, as set forth by the League of Women Voters of the United States.

1. Political Policy

The League shall not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. You can still be active with any political party you choose, but while you are conducting League business, you leave your personal politics at the door. 

2. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy.  

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. 

Click here for the LWV's Full Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy.

Are you a caregiver?

Click here to review rules for helping the person you care for vote.

Refresh Yourself on Voting Procedures

Click here for a video explaining the parts of the ballot and how to make sure it all gets in the envelope correctly and signed.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County greatly appreciate your interest and the support of our partners, AAUW-PT and media partner KPTZ 91.9 FM, Port Townsend's Community Radio.


Angela Gyurko, President

Membership Levels:

We are open to all persons residing in Jefferson County in accordance with the LWV policy on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


These are member-sponsored memberships for new members helping expand our reach throughout the county.


$105—Two persons at the same address

$120—Benefactor membership, for those wishing to help expand our membership ranks.

Dues include membership in the League of Women Voters of Washington State and the US League of Women Voters.

To join or renew:

Send your name, phone, email, and check to:

LWV/Jefferson County
P.O. Box 707
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Questions about Signature Matching on Ballots?

Read the below from the Jefferson County Elections Office.

Ballot Signature Info 2021 Nov General.pdf

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