North Mason Voice Public Lands Commission Candidate Forum Monday

The North Mason Community Voice will be hosting a public forum with the candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands on Monday, June 27 in partnership with Mason Web TV and Hood Canal Communications at THE HUB FOR SENIORS, 111 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair starting at 7:00 PM. The forum will be moderated by Joel Myer, who is also Public Information and Government Relations Manager of our local Public Utility District 3.
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This event is expected to be live-streamed to MasonWebTV.com and HCC.net/news as well as broadcast live on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel (46).

Seven candidates have filed to run for Commissioner of Public Lands, which oversees the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Six candidates have confirmed they will be attending:
HILARY FRANZ, Democrat
STEVEN A MCLAUGHLIN, Republican
STEVEN M NIELSON, Libertarian
KAREN M PORTERFIELD, Democrat
DAVID P UPTHEGROVE, Democrat
MARY B VERNER, Democrat
Each candidate will have a 2-minute opening statement, followed by two or three formal questions concerning economy, education and enforcement. Then the audience will ask questions, and the candidates will have a chance to respond. At the end of the forum each candidate will have a 1-minute closing statement and there will be an opportunity to mingle and visit afterward.