The primary election is over for Port Ludlow Fire District No. 3 Commissioner 3, and the two leading candidates, Glenn Clemens and Ron Helmonds, were practically tied in the voting.
Before the primary, the Jefferson County League of Women Voters held a well-attended virtual candidate forum for many positions. However, after consulting with the Port Ludlow Village Council, the League did not hold a forum for the Port Ludlow Fire Commissioner candidates. Pending candidate agreement, they plan to host one before the general election in November. The date will be scheduled once they have confirmed candidate participation and availability.
To perform your civic duty as an informed voter, you should have a chance to get to know the candidates and understand how they would handle the responsibilities of the position. In turn, they deserve the chance to be heard as they share their thoughts. I encourage the candidates to accept the League’s invitation, and I encourage Port Ludlow residents to join the forum. Look for announcements to be posted when the forum date and time are set.