Got a Question for the Port Townsend City Council Candidates?

The League of Women Voters-Jefferson County is now accepting questions for the upcoming October 7, 2021 Forum for the Port Townsend City Council Candidates.

The Zoom Candidate Forum will take place on October 7 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Position 1 candidates Cameron Jones and Ben Thomas will take questions the first hour, followed by Position 5 candidates Tyler Vega and Libby Wennstrom, who will be answering a different set of questions.

Please submit your questions for the candidates to no later than noon on October 5, 2021.

Concise, unbiased questions will be given priority, and some questions may be combined. Unless directed to a specific set of candidates, questions submitted will be balanced between the two sets of candidates.

Links to the October 7 primary forum, which can be accessed by computer or phone, will be posted on this website no later than September 23.

The forum will also be broadcast live on KPTZ 91.9 FM, and streamed live on The forum will also be recorded, edited solely for brevity, and posted here within a week of the forum.

Watch the Primary Forum Now

Port Townsend City Council - Position 5

If you missed the July 1 primary forum featuring candidates Sky Hardesty-Thompson, Tyler Myles Vega, and Libby Urner Wennstrom, you can watch it now on the YouTube page of the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County.

View the July 1 Primary Forum Now

We'd again like to thank our moderator, Janette Force, our co-sponsor, the American Association of University Women-Port Townsend, and our media partner, KPTZ 91.9 FM, Port Townsend's Community Radio.

Ballots for the primary election will be mailed July 14, and must be turned in by August 3. Residents who have not yet registered to vote may do so by mail on online until July 26. In-person voter registration is available at the Jefferson County Courthouse through close of business on August 3. Please see the Jefferson County Elections website for more information.

Click here for the Jefferson County Elections website

Information Sessions on Running for Office

Considering running for public office in Jefferson County 2021? Get advice from six currently serving elected officials who share their thoughts on campaigning and serving. While every elected position is different, the insights below can benefit anyone planning to campaign in 2021.

View the zoom interview on running for and serving as a Port of Port Townsend Port Commissioner here:

Port of Port Townsend Commissioner

View the zoom interview on running for and serving on School Board in Chimacum or Port Townsend here:

Chimacum and Port Townsend School Boards

View the zoom interview on running for and serving on Port Townsend's City Council here:

Port Townsend City Council

Would you rather read transcripts than watch videos? 

Port Commissioner Information Session Transcript.pdf

School Board Information Session Transcript.pdf

City Council Information Session Transcript.pdf

View Jefferson County's 2021 Election Guide:

2021 Election Guide for Jurisdictions.pdf

Curious about the League of Women Voters?

The Jefferson County Unit-At-Large focuses on Voter Education. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is willing to abide by our policies, as set forth by the League of Women Voters of the United States.

1. Political Policy

The League shall not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. You can still be active with any political party you choose, but while you are conducting League business, you leave your personal politics at the door. 

2. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy.  

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. 

Click here for the LWV's Full Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy.

League of Women Voters of WA
2021 Legislative Lobbying Priorities

Elections ** Election Security ** Money in Politics ** Redistricting
Fighting Climate Change ** Criminal Justice Reform
Economic Justice ** Gun Safety ** Housing and Homelessness
Healthcare ** Behavioral Health ** Reproductive Justice
Education ** Adequate and Fair Revenue and Budget

These are the legislative lobbying priorities the League of Women Voters have established for the 2021 Legislative Session, which begins on January 11, 2021.

To join the League's formal lobbying efforts, go to their website (linked below) and join the issue group

League Lobbying Priorities and Issues

Follow the 2021 legislative session here:

Washington State Legislature

A hearty thanks to everyone who voted in 2020!

Are you a caregiver?

Click here to review rules for helping the person you care for vote.

Refresh Yourself on Voting Procedures

Click here for a video explaining the parts of the ballot and how to make sure it all gets in the envelope correctly and signed.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County greatly appreciate your interest and the support of our partners, AAUW-PT and media partner KPTZ 91.9 FM, Port Townsend's Community Radio.


Angela Gyurko, President

Membership Levels:

We are open to all persons residing in Jefferson County in accordance with the LWV policy on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

$15—Teambuilder New!

Ask us about these member-sponsored memberships.


$105—Two persons at the same address

$120—Benefactor membership, for those wishing to help expand our membership ranks.

Dues include membership in the League of Women Voters of Washington State and the US League of Women Voters.

To join or renew:

Send your name, phone, email, and check to:

LWV/Jefferson County
P.O. Box 707
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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