Campaign briefs

South Kitsap commissioner candidate Paul Nuchims will host the first of four issue-oriented public forums from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 3 at the Manchester Gallery, 724 Bay St. in downtown Port Orchard.

Nuchims said these forums are meant to examine important issues in depth. The first meeting will discuss transportation and housing.

As for the first topic, Nuchims said the soaring gas prices have forced people to find alternatives to driving two-ton vehicles from one place to another.

Walking, biking, and public transportation must be a safe and exhilarating experience. As for housing, the disparity between housing and condo prices and empty rentals is cause for concern.

He plans to discuss possible options relative to infrastructure and financing to moderate the problem as well as how to keep communities safe.

Other topics include June 17, education and communication; July 1, recreation and quality of Life; and, July 15, responsibility and methodology, the future.

Nuchims has invited all the candidates for the South Kitsap commissioner’s seat as well as all sitting commissioners to the event.

Of these, Tim Matthes has indicated he will attend part of the meeting, while Charlotte Garrido and Monty Mahan have other obligations.

All three county commissioners have other engagements scheduled at that time.

For more information call (360) 895-4270.

Abel scheduled to

launch campaign

Former Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel will launch her campaign for a 26th District seat in the Washington State House of Representatives from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 5 at Moondog’s in Port Orchard.

A second event is scheduled at the same time on June 12 at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor.

Appetizers will be served at both events, which will offer attendees a chance to meet the candidate and hear about her platform and viewpoints.

Abel is running for the seat currently occupied by Pat Lantz, who is not seeking another term.

For more information go to

Angel fundraiser

slated for today

Silverdale residents Jon and Sandi Hunter will host a coffee fundraiser at their home, 1522 Deusenberry Court, for current South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel, who is running for the House of Representatives from the 26th District. 

The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on May 31.

Refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted.

RSVP to Call (360) 394-5638 for information.

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