The Eastside Candidates Forumn was sponsored by the Municipal League Foundation, The Newcastle Chamber Of Commerce and The Club At Newcastle.
In spite of the windy, rainy, weather, the remote location, and the early hours on a Saturday, a decent turn-out was on hand to meet the candidates and hear what they had to offer. Speeches were giving by Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee (pictured above), Republican Rob McKenna, Democratic AG candidate Bob Ferguson and Republican Candidate, Reagan Dunn. Both Dunn and Ferguson serve on the King County Council. McKenna is the current Attorney General and Inslee represents the 1st District in the U.S. House Of Representatives.
With the 2012 campaign season months away, candidates were relaxed as they spoke and mixed with the crowd. There were few if any personal attacks. The news that broke earlier in the morning of the sudden passing of Washington State Senator Scott White, added a touch of sadness to the event.