Top row, L-R: Ruth Kagi, Wes Irwin, Cindy Ryu. Bottom row, L-R: Alex Hart, Keith Smith, Alvin Rutledge, David Schirle.

Top row, L-R: Ruth Kagi, Wes Irwin, Cindy Ryu. Bottom row, L-R: Alex Hart, Keith Smith, Alvin Rutledge, David Schirle.

Candidates in 32nd District to meet at Shoreline forum

By Evan Smith

Candidates for the two state representative positions in the 32nd Legislative District will appear at a forum Tuesday in Shoreline.

Incumbent Democrat Cindy Ryu will meet Republican challenger Alvin Rutledge and independent candidate Keith Smith. The district’s other incumbent Democratic state representative, Ruth Kagi, will speak along with Democratic challenger Wes Irwin and Libertarian candidate Alex Hart; the fourth candidate, Republican David Schirle, has been invited to send a representative with a statement.

The forum is scheduled for the Richmond Beach Congregational Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. The church is at the corner of Northwest Richmond Beach Road and 15th Avenue Northwest (1512 N.W. 195th St., Shoreline). The event is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall on the lower level of the building, just off the church’s back parking lot.

The 32nd District includes the city of Lynnwood, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas, parts of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle.

The candidates will run on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, with the two leaders for each position advancing to the November general-election ballot, regardless of party.

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