Candidates for the open 43rd District seat in the State House or Representatives will debate at a forum hosted by the university and moderated by Law School Dean Kellye Testy from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, August 28, in the Courtroom.
Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend the discussion in advance of the September 19 primary.
The seat is open as Representative Ed Murray runs for the Senate. Democrats Lynne Dodson, Dick Kelley, Jamie Pedersen, Stephanie Pure, Bill Sherman and Jim Street, Republican Hugh Foskett and Progressive Linde Knighton have all been invited to participate.
Candidates will be asked to articulate their views on higher education and on other issues. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the candidates.
The forum is co-sponsored by the School of Law, the SU political science department and the Institute for Public Service. Seattle University is in the 43rd District, which includes Capitol Hill, Madison Park, Eastlake, Montlake, Wallingford, Fremont, Ravenna. The winner of the Democratic primary will face the Republican candidate in the November 7 general election.