Free tickets available for Pints & Politics debates, with five races in the Spokane area
According to staff reports
Five races on the November ballot in Spokane County will be featured next week in an evening of candidate debates.
The Pints & Politics event, hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club, kicks off at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. Each evening debate will be moderated by a spokesperson for the Review.
It will begin with a debate between John Nowels and Wade Nelson, the two Republican candidates who hope to replace Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who is retiring at the end of the year after four terms.
Other discussions will focus on:
• Spokane County Republican District Attorney Larry Haskell and his challenger Deb Conklin, who is running as a nonpartisan candidate.
• Incumbent State House Rep. Rob Chase and former State Rep. Leonard Christian challenge Chase in his bid to retain the 4th Legislative District seat representing the Spokane Valley.
• Spokane County Commissioner Al French, a Republican running to retain a commission seat in the commissioner’s new 5th District, and French’s opponent, Democrat Maggie Yates.
Also participating is outgoing Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, a Democrat. His challenger, Republican Bob McCaslin, declined to participate.
The event is free but requires a ticket to enter. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at spokane7tickets.com.
No posters, campaign signs or banners will be allowed in the theatre.