Elections 2020

KPTZ Broadcast on Thursday 10/08

At the forum, the candidates gave timed opening and closing statements, and answered questions submitted by the public in advance via email to lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com. Concise, unbiased questions were given priority; some questions were combined for time purposes. Every effort was made to cover a wide range of subjects.

The two candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 2 – Heidi Eisenhour and Lorna Smith – faced off in this Zoom webinar on Thursday, October 8, from 6:30-8pm. As media partner for the forum, KPTZ 91.9 FM simulcast the event, as well as livestreamed the broadcast online, here at KTPZ.org.

Video of Recorded Forum

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women-Port Townsend produced this forum. Renee Klein of Madrona MindBody Institute was moderator. While only those voters living in District 2 were able to vote in the primary, all Jefferson County voters will participate in the final selection of the District 2 contest.

Both candidates are Democrats who seek to represent the mid-county district that includes Chimacum, Hadlock, Irondale, Marrowstone Island, Kala Point, Woodland Hills, and Cape George. The forum was recorded, edited for brevity, and posted on YouTube on Dennis Daneau’s channel, available at the link above. Ballots for the general election will be mailed starting October 14.

Those not yet registered to vote are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Online and mail registrations to vote must be received by October 26. In-person registration at the Jefferson County Courthouse is possible during business hours until close of business on November 3.

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters reminds you to sign and either mail or drop off your election ballot by November 3 at 8pm. Drop-off boxes are located inside and in the parking lot of the Jefferson County Courthouse, Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock, Quilcene Community Center, Nordland Fire Station, and Brinnon Community Center. Information on specific initiatives and candidates can be found online at vote411.org. US Citizens who have not yet registered to vote can do so online through October 26 or in-person at the Jefferson County Courthouse located at 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend. For more information, see the Jefferson County Elections website.

Hear From Your Commissioner Candidates!

Election day approaches… KPTZ news reporter Lily Haight talks with commissioner candidates Heidi Eisenhour and Lorna Smith, who are both running for the District 2 seat on the Board of County Commissioners. They discuss everything from COVID-19 recovery, to affordable housing, and the future of law enforcement in Jefferson County.

KPTZ Broadcast on Tuesday 6/23

For the first time, the Jefferson County League of Women Voters and AAUW Port Townsend presented a candidate forum in virtual space. And KPTZ simulcasted the event as a live broadcast.

The three candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 2 – Heidi Eisenhour, Amanda Rae Funaro, and Lorna Smith – faced off in this Zoom webinar on Tuesday, June 23,from 7 to 8:30pm. Renee Klein of Madrona MindBody Institute will be the moderator for this forum and broadcast.

Below are 45-minute long recordings from that evening:

Part 1
Part 2