Benton-Franklin Counties

Benton-Franklin Counties

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Upcoming Candidate Forums

The following information is an update regarding the Virtual Candidate Forums/Debates for the general election beginning in late September and through October. As was the case for the primaries, all of these debates will be aired by our wonderful media partner NWPB (KTNW). Go to NWPB2020. As in the primaries, they will also be available for viewing on all NWPB affiliates, the cities of Richland and Pasco, our League's FB page at, YouTube, etc. In addition, the Treasurer's race will be on the LWVWA FB page. The races will be available for viewing for the next several weeks as we approach election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.  


The State Treasurer candidates (Davidson and Pellicciotti) was broadcast September 17th.

The next LWVWA/Spokesman-Review co-sponsored race is the Secretary of State. It was pre-recorded by the LWV of Thurston County and available through the LWVWA for viewing.

Below are the local races being broadcast by NWPB and done in conjunction with the LWV of Benton and Franklin Counties. Although pre-recorded, as they were in the primaries, they will be interactive and follow the same rebuttal style format as described above for the live webcast on September 17th. The will also be available in all the locations previously described for viewing. The schedule is as follows:

 September 30th - see recordings

Benton County Commissioner- District 1 (Delvin & Raffa)  

Benton County Commissioner- District 3 (McKay & Beaver)

Franklin County Commissioner-District 1 (Lehrman & Peck

 October 1st

Franklin County Commissioner - District 2 (Mullen & Peralta)

Superior Court Judge - Position 1 (Petersen & Brown

Legislative District 8 Representative - Position 1 (Klippert & Regev

 October 8th

Legislative District 16 Representative - Position 1 (Chvatal & Klicker)

Legislative District 16 Representative - Position 2 (Rude & Coburn

Legislative District 16 Representative - Senate (Dozier & Garbe Reser

 October 9th

Legislative District 8 Representative - Position 2 (Stanley & Boehnke)

Legislative District 9 Representative - Position 1 (Borden & Dye


FYI- National Debates are: President: September 29th, October 15th, and October 22nd; Vice President- October 7th

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