Several public forums for the six candidates vying for the three open Kirkland City Council seats in the Nov. 8 election will kick off with two on Monday, Sept. 19.
Jason Gardner is challenging incumbent Bob Sternoff for the council Position 2 seat, while Toby Nixon is running against incumbent Jessica Greenway for position 4 and Jim Hart is taking on incumbent Dave Asher for Position 6.
On Sept. 21, the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance will host the six city council candidates, as well as the two candidates for the King County Council District 6 seat, incumbent Jane Hague of Bellevue and and Richard Mitchell of Mercer Island.
On Oct. 3, the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club are co-sponsoring a session with the city council candidates, and on Oct. 16, will host the candidates.
Here is the full schedule:
- Sept. 19 -- Both the North Rose Hill and Moss Bay neighborhood associations are hosting the candidates at 7 p.m. sessions. Word is that the candidates will spend an hour first at the Rose Hill meeting, at Fire Station 26 (9930 124th Ave. NE), then head downtown to the Moss Bay meeting at (203 Market St.).
- Sept. 21 -- The Denny Creek alliance candidates forum at on Finn Hill (12600 84th Avenue NE) will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Washington from 7-9 p.m.
- Oct. 3 -- The Rotary and Chamber forum is a dinner buffet ($22) at Carillon Point's beginning at 6 p.m.
- Oct. 16 -- Holy Spirit’s advocacy team hosts its 4th annual Candidate Forum at the church in Juanita (10021 NE 124th St.), beginning at 6 p.m. It will be moderated by Denise Smith, past president of the League of Women Voters of Washington.