Top L-R: Suzan DelBene, Robert Sutherland, Rick Larsen; bottom L-R: Pramila Jayapal, Marc Hennemann, Brady Pinero Walkinshaw.

Congressional candidates to attend Edmonds voter forum

By Evan Smith

Candidates for congress in the 1st, 2nd and 7th congressional districts will appear at a forum Tuesday at Edmonds Community College.

The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Black Box Theatre in the college’s Mukilteo Hall at 20310 68th St. W., Lynnwood, just west of highway 99.

The sponsoring Snohomish County League of Women Voters says that it has invited 1st Congressional District incumbent Democrat Suzan DelBene and Republican challenger Robert Sutherland; 2nd District incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen and Republican challenger Marc Hennemann; and 7th District Democratic candidates Pramila Jayapal and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw, who are running to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott.

The 1st District includes Bothell, along with interior parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

The 2nd District includes Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier, along with coastal areas of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties and all of Island and San Juan counties.

The 7th district includes Edmonds, Woodway, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, most of Seattle and Seattle’s southwest suburbs.

The 7 p.m. forum will follow time for voters to meet and greet the candidates at 6:30.

Moderator will be either Herald Publisher Josh O’Connor or Herald Opinion Editor Jon Bauer.

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