Candidates in 32nd District at Tuesday forum in Richmond Beach

Thursday, July 7, 2016

By Evan Smith

Candidates for the two state representative positions in the 32nd Legislative District will appear at a forum Tuesday at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church.

Incumbent Democrat Cindy Ryu will meet Republican challenger Alvin Rutledge and independent candidate Keith Smith. The district’s other incumbent Democratic state representative, Ruth Kagi, will speak along with Democratic challenger Wes Irwin and Libertarian candidate Alex Hart; the fourth candidate, Republican David Schirle, has been invited to send a representative with a statement.

The forum is scheduled for 7pm. Tuesday, July 12 at Richmond Beach Congregational at the corner of Northwest Richmond Beach Road and 15th Avenue Northwest (1512 NW 195th St.). The event is scheduled for 7 to 8:30pm in Pilgrim Hall on the lower level of the building, just off the church’s back parking lot.

The 32nd District includes the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle, Woodway, south Edmonds and nearby unincorporated areas of Snohomish County, the city of Lynnwood and part of Mountlake Terrace.

The candidates will run on the August 2 primary ballot, with the two leaders for each position advancing to the November general-election ballot, regardless of party.

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