Meet your candidates

By Lynnette Hoffman

Meet your candidates

It's that time of year and the election season is upon us. Two of our cities are having "Meet the Candidates." Winlock and Vader will both have an event to introduce your candidates.

Winlock is having their Meet the Candidates on October 8 at the Firehouse Restaurant located at 408 NE 1st Street starting at 6:30 p.m. and lasting until 7:30 p.m.

The event is being organized by former City Council member Holy Orbino. She stated, "This election is a huge deal! The majority of our city council will change in November. This council is responsible to make very important budgetary decisions which include staff and Police Department funding. The council is responsible to ensure that the city is spending money of its citizens correctly. Voting is your time to voice your opinion, we need 'city minded' people serving our council. Here is your chance to come meet them so you are comfortable who is spending your money."

Winlock will host both the city council and the school board candidates. So far, a majority have confirmed they will be there. If you live in Winlock and want to know who the candidates are, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet each one.

Vader will host a Meet the Candidates on October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the The Community Center. This is for Vader City Council. A majority of Vader City Council positions and the Mayoral role are all up for election. If you are a resident of Vader and what to meet your candidates, this is the time.

This is an important election time for all of our cities, Napavine, Winlock, Toledo and Vader are seeing big changes. It is important for you as citizens to understand the issues and pick the candidates you feel will best represent your interests. Please attend one of the events if you are a resident, a well informed voter is the best voter there it!