Candidates forum set for Oct. 8 in Moses Lake

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MOSES LAKE — With election season in full swing and the November general election right around the corner the public is invited to attend a candidates forum for local contested races in early October.

The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Moses Lake Civic Center, 411 S. Balsam St., and is free of charge for the public to attend. The event is designed to resemble a forum, rather than a classic political debate.

Candidates from the following local contested races have been invited to participate in the forum:

Grant County Sheriff

  • Sheriff Tom Jones, R-Moses Lake.
  • Myriam Villagran Diaz, D-Soap Lake.

Grant County PUD Commissioner No. 1

  • Commissioner Terry Brewer, of Soap Lake.
  • Judy Wilson, of Moses Lake.

Grant County PUD Commissioner Position B

  • Nelson Cox, of Warden.
  • Patti Paris, of Moses Lake.

Grant County Commissioner Position No. 3

  • Commissioner Cindy Carter, R-Royal City.
  • Jeff Foster, R-Moses Lake.

13th Legislative District Representative No. 1

  • Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake.
  • Jesse Hegstrom Oakey, D-Ellensburg.

13th Legislative District Representative No. 2

  • Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg.
  • Sylvia Hammond, D-Ephrata.

Grant County Treasurer

  • Treasurer Darryl Pheasant, prefers non-partisan party-Ephrata.
  • Casey Cooper, R-Moses Lake.

Grant County Auditor

  • Auditor Michele Jaderlund, R-Ephrata.
  • James (Jim) Liebrecht, R-Moses Lake.

Grant County Assessor

  • Assessor Melissa McKnight, R-Ephrata.
  • Scott G. Schmig, R-Moses Lake.

For more information about the forum contact the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce at 509-765-7888.

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