Elections (Older)

LWV Forum #5
Chimacum School District #2

(Airdate: October 28, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women-Port Townsend, which was held Monday October 14 at Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum. This show features candidates for Position 3: Steve Martin and Kristina Mayer.

LWV Forum #4
Chimacum School District #1

(Airdate: October 24, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women-Port Townsend, which was held Monday October 14 at Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum. This show features candidates for Position 2: Mike Aman and Mickey Nagy and for Position 4: Michael Raymon and Tami Robocker.

LWV Forum #3
PT City Council Position 6

(Airdate: October 21, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women-Port Townsend, the second of which was held Thursday October 10 at the Port Townsend Community Center. The second of the three candidate forums features candidates Bernie Arthur and Amy Howard, facing off in the race for Port Townsend City Council Position 6. 

Local Election Advance Coverage on KPTZ

Be informed when you exercise your right to vote. To find out more about the candidates running for Port Townsend City Council and for the Port Commission, KPTZ has aired several interview discussions for broadcast ~ now available to hear, here on our website. Also online for streaming, we’ve got the League of Women Voters forums featuring Q&A with the candidates. All these recordings are available by clicking here.

LWV Forum #2
PT City Council Position 3

(Airdate: October 14, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women – Port Townsend, the second of which was held Thursday October 10 at the Port Townsend Community Center. The second of the three candidate forums features challenger Monica MickHager who seeks to unseat incumbent Deborah Stinson in the race for Port Townsend City Council Position 3. In full disclosure, KPTZ wishes to make known that candidate Monica MickHager is a current member of KPTZ Radio Port Townsend’s Board of Directors.  

LWV Forum #1
Port Commissioner Position 1

(Airdate: October 7, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women-Port Townsend, which was held Tuesday October 1 at the Port Townsend Community Center. For the first of the three candidate forums intended to inform voters about candidates running in November election local races, Chuck Fauls and Pam Petranek, Port Commission District 1 are featured.

PT City Council Candidates

(Airdate: August 29, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant interviews Port Townsend City Council candidates Deborah Stinson and Monica Mick Hager.

Port of PT District 1 Candidates

(Airdate: August 22, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant interviews Port of Port Townsend District 1 candidates Chuck Fauls and Pam Petranek.

PT City Council Position 6 Candidates

(Airdate: August 15, 2019) Port Townsend City Council Position 6 candidates Amy Howard and Bernie Arthur are interviewed by KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant.

City Council Candidate Owen Rowe

(Airdate: August 1, 2019) Unopposed Port Townsend City Council candidate Owen Rowe discusses the issues with his predecessor, two-term council member Bob Gray.

Public Hospital District 2 Commissioner (Positions 2 & 5)

(Airdate: July 25, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant interviews incumbent Jefferson Healthcare Commissioners Jill Buhler Rienstra and Matt Ready, both unopposed in the November election, during which they discuss what they want to accomplish during their next terms.

PT City Council Candidates

(Airdate: July 18, 2019)  KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant interviews Port Townsend City Council Position 7 candidates David Faber (incumbent) and Tyler Vega (challenger).

Compass for the Week of 10/15/2018

On this week’s Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Jim McEntire and Steve Tharinger. Aired live on October 15, this is the final installment of a series of three live candidate interviews.

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Compass for the Week of 10/08/2018

On this week’s Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Mike Chapman and Jodi Wilke. Aired live on October 8, this is the second of a series of three live candidate interviews.

Jeffco PUD Candidates on KPTZ Compass

On KPTZ Compass for 10/01/2018, KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 hopefuls Greg Brotherton and Jon Cooke. Recorded live on October 1, this is the first of a series of three live candidate interviews.

      Greg Brotherton and Jon Cooke

2018 Election Coverage, Part 4

Tuesday Update: KPTZ News with Charlie Bermant will feature a report on the election outcome to air Wednesday, August 8 at 5 minutes after noon.

Just in time for Tuesday’s election, KPTZ will air the entire District 3 Board of County Commissioners forum on Monday, August 6 at 7pm.

You can listen to previously published candidate discussions and forums at Elections 2018.

About this broadcast: In today’s charged political climate, it’s crucial to know where the candidates stand on the issues. On July 18, four candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 answered questions during a 90-minute forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. Republican candidate Jon Cooke and Democrats Ryan McAllister, Craig Durgan and Greg Brotherton discussed local issues. The forum was held at the Port Ludlow Beach Club and was moderated by attorney Rock Shaneyfelt, and included questions from approximately 100 people in attendance.

Jeffco PUD Candidates

Concluding our Elections 2018 coverage, Charlie Bermant conducts a discussion first aired August 2 about the future of public utilities in Jefferson County with both candidates in the Public Utility District race, even though it won’t be decided until the November 6 general election. Both PUD candidates – District 3 residents Dan Toepper and Tom Brotherton – are interested in the position. With the retirement of PUD Commissioner Wayne King, the board has completely turned over in the last six years.

      PUD Candidates, Dan Toepper and Tom Brotherton (aired Aug. 2)

District Judge Candidates

Continuing our Elections 2018 coverage, Charlie Bermant conducts a discussion first aired July 12 between District Court Judge candidates Noah Harrison and Mindy Walker.

      District Judge Candidates, Noah Harrison and Mindy Walker (aired July 12)

Sheriff Candidates

For the first of our Elections 2018 coverage, Charlie Bermant conducts a discussion first aired July 19 between Sheriff candidates Joe Nole and David Stanko.

      Sheriff Candidates, Joe Nole and David Stanko (aired July 19)

County Prosecutor Candidates

On Thursday, July 26 KPTZ DJ and News Host Charlie Bermant interviewed County Prosecutor candidates Mike Haas and James Kennedy.

      Mike Haas and James Kennedy (aired Aug. 2)

County Commissioner Candidates

Continuing our Elections 2018 coverage, Tossed Salad‘s Phil Andrus interviews candidates running for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Kathleen Kler. You can listen to these segments from the show below:

      Jon Cooke, Republican candidate (July 13)

      Ryan McAllister, Democratic candidate (July 13)

      Greg Brotherton, Democrat (July 20)

      Craig Durgan, Democrat (July 20)

LWV-AAUW Forum – County Commissioner District 3 Candidates

In today’s charged political climate, it’s crucial to know where the candidates stand on the issues. On July 18, four candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 answered questions during a 90-minute forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. Republican candidate Jon Cooke and Democrats Ryan McAllister, Craig Durgan and Greg Brotherton discussed local issues. The forum was held at the Port Ludlow Beach Club and was moderated by attorney Rock Shaneyfelt, and included questions from approximately 100 people in attendance.

      Jon Cooke & Ryan McAllister, Craig Durgan, Greg Brotherton (July 18)

LWV-AAUW Forums – County Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney

Continuing the KPTZ series of candidate interviews intended to inform voters about candidates running in eight local races, KPTZ broadcast the July 9 candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women, which was held at the Port Townsend Community Center. KPTZ’s Tossed Salad Chef Phil Andrus served as moderator:

  • Jefferson County Sheriff candidates – incumbent David Stanko and challenger Joe Nole – got into the details about law-enforcement issues.
  • Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney candidates – incumbent Michael Haas and challenger James Kennedy – faced the crowd and the questions.
      David Stanko & Joe Nole, Michael Haas & James Kennedy (July 9)