Forum for Port Townsend City Council - Position 5

A Zoom Primary Candidate Forum with the three primary candidates for Port Townsend City Council, Position 5 will take place on July 1 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Moderated by Janette Force, the forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County and the American Association of University Women-Port Townsend.

The forum will feature candidates Sky Hardesty-Thompson, Tyler Miles Vega, and Libby Urner Wennstrom. The two candidates winning the most votes in the August 3 primary will advance to the general election on November 2.

A link to the Zoom forum will be posted here on June 24. 

Media partner KPTZ 91.9 FM will simulcast the July 1 forum and livestream it on their website. The forum also will be recorded, edited for brevity, and linked on this website.

Candidates will give timed opening and closing statements, and will answer questions submitted by the public. Please submit questions to no later than noon on June 29, 2021. Concise, unbiased questions will be given priority. Some questions may be combined, and every effort will be made to include a wide range of subjects.

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.

League of Women Voters of WA
2021 Legislative Lobbying Priorities

Elections ** Election Security ** Money in Politics ** Redistricting
Fighting Climate Change ** Criminal Justice Reform
Economic Justice ** Gun Safety ** Housing and Homelessness
Healthcare ** Behavioral Health ** Reproductive Justice
Education ** Adequate and Fair Revenue and Budget

These are the legislative lobbying priorities the League of Women Voters have established for the 2021 Legislative Session, which begins on January 11, 2021.

To join the League's formal lobbying efforts, go to their website (linked below) and join the issue group

League Lobbying Priorities and Issues

Follow the 2021 legislative session here:

Washington State Legislature

A hearty thanks to everyone who voted in 2020!

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.

$15—Teambuilder New!

Ask us about these member-sponsored memberships.


$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

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