UPPER KITTITAS COUNTY, WA (June 5, 2019) – The Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters will host a
primary Upper County Candidate Forum from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 for candidates
running for the Roslyn Mayoral race and Water District 7 race . The forum will take place in the
Cle Elum Putnam Centennial Center, and is free and open to the public.
Candidates include Brent Hals, Jeri Francisco-Porter and Doug Johnson who are running for
Roslyn Mayor, and Douglas Arthur Philbrick, Roger Swansen and Mike Budschat who are
running for Water District 7. Upper County races that will not be on the primary ballot were not
included in this forum.
Each candidate will give a short introduction and will respond to questions submitted by the
League and audience members. Charli Sorenson will be the moderator. This event is free of
charge. The League does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.
About the Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the
informed and active participation of citizens in government.
The League was founded in 1920 as an outgrowth of the movement that secured women the
right to vote and to help new voters engage with their government. Today the League empowers
all voters to improve their local, state and national government. The Kittitas Valley League of
Women Voters was established in 1968, and celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.