Two-party committee sets virtual debates


September 24, 2020

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Virtual Debates Subcommittee has scheduled five virtual debates for candidates for District 19 state Senate and House of Representatives, two state wide offices and Wahkiakum County board of commissioners.

The public has the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates.

The schedule is:

Sept. 30, 7 - 7:55 p.m. Secretary of State candidates Kim Wyman (R) and Gael Tarleton (D).

Oct. 6, 7 - 7:55 p.m. LD19 Senate candidates Dean Takko (D) and Jeff Wilson (R).

Oct. 13, 7-7:55 p.m. Superintendent of Public Information candidates Chris Reykdal (D) and Maia Espinoza (D).

Oct. 14, 7 - 8:55 p.m. LD19 State Representative candidates for position 1: Jim Walsh (R) and Marianna Everson (D) and for Position 2: Brian Blake (D) and Joel McEntire (R).

Oct. 21, 7 - 8:55 p.m. Wahkiakum County Commissioner District 1 candidates Mike Backman and Lee Tischer and District 2 candidates Dan Cothren and Tim Lawry.

Here is the link below to join the webinar:


Or iPhone one-tap :

--US: +12532158782,,83284843196#,

--or +13462487799,,83284843196#,

Or telephone:

--Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on current location):

--US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592.

The ID number for the Zoom webinar is 832 8484 3196.

International numbers are available at

The debate is also available in real time on the group's YouTube channel: “Wahkiakum RandDteam” (Note this channel name is in two words if one searches for it.). The recording will be available a few minutes after the conclusion of the debate at the same location.

Voters have an opportunity to submit questions via email by 5 p.m. on the day before the virtual debate to Attendees will not be allowed to ask questions during the virtual debate.

Wahkiakum High School Principal Stephanie Leitz will moderate the debates.


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