In lieu of an in-person Candidates Forum for the upcoming November election, Northshore Council PTSA has created a virtual forum where education-related questions were gathered from Northshore community members and then compiled along with candidate responses.
Check out our Northshore Candidate Forum 2020 below to learn where the Northshore candidates stand on education issues important to you! Click here to download and print.
Northshore Council PTSA does not endorse candidates and these responses have been provided for information purposes only.
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Council welcomes your feedback and questions! Please contact Northshore Council VP of Advocacy, Diana Christiansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of an in-person Candidates Forum for the upcoming November election, Northshore Council PTSA is working on doing something a little different. This year, we are working on creating a virtual forum where we gather education-related questions from Northshore community members and then compile questions and candidate responses together as a handy guide for voters.
Send in your education-related question for one of your legislators for our online candidate spotlight forum by emailing Council's Advocacy VP, Diana Christiansen, or submitting it via the form below. Deadline to submit a question is Friday, September 18th.
What is advocacy? Advocacy for the PTA is supporting and speaking up for children, families, and schools!
All of these actions and many others are Advocacy!
This year, Council will have lots of opportunities for your PTA/PTSA to advocate for children! Check out our Advocacy Page for more information.
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On Monday, October 1, 2018, Northshore Council PTSA sponsored a Candidates Forum featuring candidates vying for state legislative positions in the 1st, 45th and 46th districts.
Candidates introduced themselves and then the forum began with questions that were solicited from the community and pre-selected in advance. All candidates were asked the same question, but the order was evenly rotated so that candidates took turns being the first to answer a question. Each candidate was allowed one minute to respond. Then there was a "lightning round" wherein each candidate was allowed 20 seconds to respond to each question. The evening ended with questions from the forum audience.
Many thanks to the 14 candidates who participated in the forum, including Derek Stanford, Debra Blodgett, Shelley Kloba, Manka Dhingra, Dale Fonk, Michael Curtis, Roger Goodman, Amber Krabach, Larry Springer, Beth Daranciang, David Frockt, Gerry Pollet, and Javier Valdez, as well as to the community members who made time to attend the event.
For those who were unable to attend in person, we are excited to be able to offer a recording of the event:
If the above plug-in does not work, access the recording via YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F0_0vwm9L8
Gratitude to forum organizers Nancy Chamberlain and Charla Griffy Brown, as well as to all of the volunteers who helped make this a successful event:
Northshore Council PTSA invites the community to join us for a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 1st, at the Northshore School District Administration Building (3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021).
Meet and hear from candidates vying for state legislative positions in the 1st, 45th, and 46th Districts. The evening will begin with a meet and greet with candidates at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Candidates Forum at 7:00 p.m.
Do you have questions for the candidates? Ask them here:
Questions? Email: Nancy Chamberlain & Charla Griffy Brown