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Posted on: October 5, 2012

Senior advocates host Pierce County Legislative Candidate Forum

Friday Oct 05 2012 3:22 PM

Candidates for the State House and Senate representing Pierce County's Legislative Districts 2, 25 and 27 will participate in a citizen forum on Monday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer in Puyallup.

The Pierce County Candidate Forum will be dedicated to issues that are important to older adults and adults with disabilities. The forum is sponsored by the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources Advisory Board, AARP Washington, the ElderCare Alliance, the Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Washington State Senior Citizens' Lobby.

The forum will include a brief presentation from AARP and family caregivers, followed by a moderated discussion with invited legislative candidates and audience question and answer. Twelve candidates have committed to attend the forum, including:
• District 2: Greg Hartman and Gary Alexander• District 25: Dawn Morrell, Shelly Schlumpf, Hans Zeiger, Bill Hilton (Reps); Bruce Dammeier and Eric Herde (Sen)
• District 27: Laurie Jinkins, Lauren Walker (Reps); Jeannie Darneille, and Jack Connelly (Sen).

The Pierce County Candidate Forum is free to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come and hear from your State legislative candidates and ask questions about issues that are important to you!

For more information contact the at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.

MEDIA CONTACTS:Scott Kinney, Community Connections
253-798-4509skinney@co.pierce.wa.us

Bob Riler, Community Connections
253-798-7384briler@co.pierce.wa.us

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