Area candidates will be asked tough questions about issues such as poverty, hunger and homelessness at the annual Human Services Candidates Forum Thursday, Oct. 16.
Doors will open around 5:15 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. forum at the Bellingham Municipal Court building, 2014 C St. Guests likely will need to go through a security screening area.
The event is scheduled to feature:
42nd District State Senate: incumbent Doug Ericksen (R) and challenger Seth Fleetwood (D).
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42nd District State House of Representatives, Position 1: incumbent Vincent Buys (R) and challenger Joy Monjure (D).
42nd District State House of Representatives, Position 2: candidates Satpal Sidhu (D) and Luanne Van Werven (R).
40th District State House of Representatives: incumbent Kristine Lytton (D) and challenger Daniel Miller (R).
The forum will be broadcast live on BTV10, Comcast Channel 10 in Bellingham.