Charter forums set this week in multiple Jefferson locations

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Four forums concerning a proposal to create a home-rule charter in Jefferson County are set this week.

The proposal will be considered by voters on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters Oct. 16.

In one measure, voters will approve or reject going ahead with the charter process. In others, they will elect five freeholders from each of three districts to write the charter, which then must be approved by voters.

Only if the measure to go ahead with the process is approved will the 15 freeholders be seated, five from each county commissioner district.

Forums dealing with both the issues of the charter process and showcasing individual freeholder candidates have been held.

Others coming up are:

■   A forum for District 1 freeholder candidates at
6 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Taylor St.

■ A noon Tuesday forum hosted by Port Townsend Rotary at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

■ A forum for District
2 freeholder candidates at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

■ A 6:30 p.m. Thursday forum hosted by the county Republican Party at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow.

At the Thursday forum, all candidates who are running for five freeholder positions in District 3 in the November election are invited to introduce themselves, speak, and participate in questions and answers.

For more information on the Jefferson County Republican-sponsored forum, phone Larry Hovde at 360-531-3368 or visit the party’s website at

Last modified: October 06. 2013 6:37PM
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