The League of Women Voters of the San Juans is holding a candidate forum on Lopez prior to the August primary election. The forum features those running for the Washington state legislative district 40 and congressional district 2 positions. Each race has six candidates.
For state legislative district 40 those running are: Daniel Miller (Republican from Friday Harbor); Rud Browne (Democrat from Bellingham); Michael Petrish (Republican from Anacortes); Alex Ramel (Democrat from Bellingham); Debra Lekanoff (Democrat from Bow); and Tom Pasma (Democrat from Burlington). There is no incumbent for this race.
For congressional district 2 those running are: Rick Larsen (Democrat and incumbent from Everett); Brian Luke (Libertarian from Lynnwood); Collin Richard Carlson (Democrat from Marysville); Uncle Mover (Moderate GOP Party from Mill Creek); Gary Franco (Independent from Lopez Island); and Stonewall Jackson Bird (Green Party from Bellingham).
The public is encouraged to attend and submit questions for the candidates.