Actually, as far as I know, only one of these guys is an actual candidate. I am shamelessly using a picture of our publicity-crazed mayor surrounded by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as a teaser to get your attention for a serious subject. The idea isn’t even original, since I stole it from the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. But I bet it’s effective, since you’re reading this aren’t you? The serious subject I have in mind is a pair of upcoming candidate forums (or, more correctly, fora).
The first forum actually does involve our mayor, who reportedly is scheduled to be present for the Seattle Candidate Forum presented by the Capitol Hill and Central Area communities on Monday, July 27, 6-9pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church (19th Avenue E. & East Madison Street). In addition to the mayoral candidates, city council and school board candidates will also be introduced and grilled. More information is available on the CHS blog: Central Area & Capitol Hill Election Forum.
In case your interests are limited only to the school board race for our district, you will have your chance to see and interact with School Board candidates for the District Five position this coming Monday, July 20, at the Garfield Community Center (2323 East Cherry Street). There are three candidates challenging the incumbent, Mary Bass, for this position. Details on this event, which begins at 8:30pm, are also available on the CHS blog: “Central Cluster” School Board Candidate Forum.
As far as I am aware, no candidate forum is planned for our neck of the woods; so these may be your only opportunities to see the candidates up close without having to drive to Ballard or somewhere equally inconvenient to do so.
[Photo courtesy of faustOmatic via Flickr]