Grays Harbor residents will have a chance to meet the candidates running for the 19th and 24th Legislative Districts at one of two legislative forums in September.

The 19th Legislative District Forum is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at the Aberdeen High School Auditorium. In the 19th Legislative District Senate race, Sue Kuehl Pederson is running against incumbent Senator Dean Takko. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from candidates Teresa Purcell (D) and Jim Walsh (R), running for Representative Position 1, and incumbent Brian Blake (D) and Jimi O’Hagan (R), running for Representative Position 2.

The 24th Legislative District Forum will take place on Tuesday, September 27 in the Little Theater at Hoquiam High School. Candidates running in the 24th Legislative District include Kevin Van de Wege and Danille Turrissini for State Senate, Michael Chapman and George Vrable for Representative Position 1 and Steve Tharinger and John Alger for Representative Position 2.

“Greater Grays Harbor is excited to be hosting this candidate forum together with our media partners and sponsors, Jodesha Broadcasting, Alpha Media Grays Harbor and the Aberdeen Daily World newspaper. We are excited to offer this event to residents of Grays Harbor to learn more about the candidates,” said Dru Garson, Greater Grays Harbor CEO.

Bill Wolfenbarger, owner of Jodesha Broadcasting said, “This event will be a great opportunity to introduce the platforms and policies for each candidate so our residents can make an informed decision.”

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The forum will last from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For those unable to attend, KBKW and KXRO will be live streaming the event. At KBKW you can visit the live stream during the event, you will also find a recording of the event in our archives or our OnDemand sections.

Any questions for the candidates in the 19th District can be submitted here:

Any questions for the candidates in the 24th District can be submitted here:

The general elections will take place on Nov. 8th. For additional information about the event, please call their office at (360) 532-1924.