Tuesday night featured a debate double header! First up was the Presidential Debate followed up by the Gubernatorial Debate (aka the Washington State race for Governor). We livened things up a little by adding interactive polling, a live twitterwall, raffle prizes, sound off station for people to give their thoughts to the next governor, a photo booth, food vendors and of course a beer garden.
We had a great turn out! Over 275 interested people came out to watch the debate with fellow community members. Plus a ton of candidates and measure representatives to talk to people about what they’ll be voting on. See the full list below! This kind of involvement and turnout warms our civic heart.
Our live twitterfall and polling questions were entertaining. Check out our storify recap! Or search for #1StopBallotShop to see it all.
The One Stop Photo Op was a hit!
Round of applause for our volunteer committee for help making this event possible: Ivan Barron, Neely Beltran, Anna Boone, Carlo Caldirola-Davis, Jacob Day, Holly Decker, Nathan Hambley, Jessica Jones, Eric Shellan and committee lead: Megan Szerwo.
Thank you to all the candidates and ballot measures that joined us!
-Ron Bemis, US Congress 7th Congressional District
-Jim McDermott, US Congress 7th Congressional District
-Bob Hasegawa, State Senate 11th Legislative District
-Kristin Thompson, State Senate 11th Legislative District
-Reuven Carlyle, State Representative 36th Legislative District (Pos 1)
-Noel Frame, State Representative 36th Legislative District (Pos 2)
-Gael Tarleton, State Representative 36th Legislative District (Pos 2)
-Steve Strachan, King County Sheriff
-John Urquhart, King County Sheriff
-Sheryl Gordon McCloud, State Supreme Court, Justice Position 9
-Yes on 1240, Charter Schools Initiative
-No on 1240, Charter Schools Initiative
-People for our Public Schools, no on 1240, Charter Schools Initiative
-Vote No on 1-502, Marijuana legalization
-New Approach Washington, yes on I-502, Marijuana legalization
-Preserve Marriage Washington, no on Referendum 74: same-sex marriage
-Washington United for Marriage, yes on Referendum 74: same-sex marriage
Did you make it? What did you think? We’d love to hear. Email firstname.lastname@example.org