The Point Roberts Registered Voters Association’s candidates’ forum focused surprisingly on the new jail. The most prominent local issue was whether candidates would support the county picking up the tab for outside legal counsel if proponents of a radio tower farm continue to appeal the county’s denial of the project. The 10 candidates on the stage for the October 8 event included county executive candidates Jack Louws and Joy Gilfilen, county council candidates Todd Donovan, Bruce Ayers, Satpal Sidhu, Kathy Kershner and Barbara Brenner, and Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo.
With a packed dais, organizers did not include local candidates in the event. An informal evening to meet local candidates for the fire district, water district and parks and recreation district is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at the community center.
Look for more from all the candidates in the All Point Bulletin.