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Washington State Senate candidates to debate in online forum

The Washington State Primary election will be held August 4th. Southwest Washington candidates and voters are connecting online. More from Kathleen Morgain: (:10)

Note: information on how to join this forum online or by phone is at the end of the script.

Script below, Scroll down to Listen [2:12]

Washington State Senate Candidates from Legislative District 19 will speak in an online forum to be held Wednesday, July 15th from 7 to 8pm. Incumbent Democrat Dean Takko and Republican challengers Wes Cormier and Jeff Wilson are scheduled to appear. The forum can be accessed via Zoom or YouTube.

A non-partisan ad-hoc,citizens group Wahkiakum R and D Team, is producing the forum. With large public gatherings currently on hold, the group moved ahead with forums held online, to enable candidates to speak directly to voters. Their first effort with Wahkiakum County Commission candidates went successfully online and on time.

Team member Deborah Lincoln says the intention is to maintain as much communication as possible between candidates and voters.

“What also makes it so successful, I believe is that it is bi-partisan, and we have two Democrats and two Republicans working on this, and we have a great team. We’ve always wanted to do bipartisan, and we really want to get as much information out about the candidates, and to the candidates we want to get as much information through the questions. We feel like its so important, and this is the only way, was doing it YouTube, that we could do it.”

Lincoln said to avoid duplication and to help keep to time, that questions must be submitted in advance by email. The email address is Wahkiakum R D team at gmail dot com.

Information on accessing the forum through YouTube or Zoom can be found on our website: coast radio dot org, under local news.

Legislative District 19 runs roughly from Aberdeen to Longview, encompasing the southern portion of Grays Harbor County, southwest Lewis County, the western third of Cowlitz County, and all of Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties.

Wahkiakum R and D Team will host a virtual debate for LD 19 senate candidates: Dean Takko (D), Wes Cormier (R), and Jeff Wilson(R) on July 15, 2020 7-8 pm. 

Voters from the 5 counties in LD 19 can attend this virtual debate. 

How to Connect to the Forum

Jul 15, 2020 07:00 PM … LD 19  state senate candidates

Topic: Wahkiakum Virtual Debate on Zoom and YouTube

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap : 
US: +12532158782,,89926656968#  or +13462487799,,89926656968# 

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
S: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592 

Webinar ID: 899 2665 6968
International numbers available:

YouTube channel: “Wahkiakum RandDteam” (Note this channel name is in two words if you search for it.)

After the webinar fills up – we only have room for 100 – attendees will need to watch on YouTube. It is the exact same webinar, just delayed 30 seconds.

Voters have an opportunity to submit questions via email  by 5 pm the day before the virtual debate to: Attendees will not be allowed to ask questions during the virtual debate.