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2017 Primary Election Forums

Bainbridge Island City Council - North Ward July 15, 2017
Candidates for Bainbridge Island City Council District 7 North Ward
Kevin Fetterly, Joe Deets ​

Bremerton City Council July 12, 2017
​Candidates for Bremerton City Council District 1
Suzanne Griffith, Allen Mathews, and Patricia (Pat) Sullivan

Candidates for Bremerton City Council District 3
Adam Brockus, Kevin Gorman and Deborah McDaniel

North and Central Kitsap School Boards- July 8, 2017
Candidates for North Kitsap District 3
April Ferguson
Beth Worthington
Dick Lockwood

Candidates for Central Kitsap District 5
Eric Greene
Jason Skifstad
Bob Grady

The president of the League of Women Voters of Kitsap, the board, and all its members want to give a heartfelt thank you to Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television (BKAT) for their generous recording and broadcasting so many of our Community Education Programs. Our mission is to encourage informed and active participation of citizens in government, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Our outreach to the citizens of Kitsap County could not be as successful as it is without the generous efforts contributed by BKAT.

Thank You BKAT!

2017 General Election Forums

South Kitsap Candidates Forum  Thursday, Sept. 28
South Kitsap School Board Candidates
Port Orchard City Council Candidates

Community Education Programs

"Immigration in Kitsap County - How are federal rules changes affecting local immigrants and agencies?" - November 10, 2018

  • Mitchell Riese - Washington State Assistant Attorney General, Civil rights Division
  • Ray Garrido - Director of Legal Services, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center
  • Martitha May - Co-founder of Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center; Director of Kitsap Mesa Redonda

"Finding Common Ground" - September 26, 2017

  •   Representative Michelle Caldier (R)
  •   Representative Sherry Appleton (D)

"Homelessness: Challenges in Kitsap" - April 22, 2017

  •   Kurt Wiest, executive director of Bremerton Housing Authority
  •   Monica Bernhard, director of housing and community support services for Kitsap Community Resources
  •   Kirsten Jewell, program coordinator of Housing and Homeless Services in Kitsap’s Department of Human Services
  •   David O. Frederick, executive director of Coffee Oasis
  •   Renee Kimball-Rouse, who will discuss her own experiences with homelessness

"Law Enforcement in the 21st Century" - March 9, 2017
  •   Gary Simpson, Kitsap County Sheriff
  •   Geoffrey Marti, Port Orchard Police Chief
  •   Matthew Hamner, Bainbridge Police Chief
  •   Dan Schoonmaker, Poulsbo Police Chief
  •   Steve Strachan, Bremerton Police Chief
  •   Mike Lasnier, Suquamish Tribal Police Chief

​"Money in Politics" - November 19, 2015

"Election of Judges and Judicial Neutrality" - April 15, 2015

  •   Judge Marilyn Paja,
  •   Judge Robin Hunt (ret.)

​"Suicide Prevention Workshop" - March 2014

  •   Bev Cobain, Cousin of late Kurt Cobain
  •   Kelly Schwab - Program Manager for Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas
  •   Scarlet Olson - Facilitator for the Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
  •   Dave Shurick - Certified Crisis Intervention Officer, Poulsbo Police Department

"Mental Health Forum" - Aug. 2013