2015 Candidate Q&A
You can read the questions we asked and candidates’ answers online.
Additional resources: Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB) published radio interviews of various candidates and spokespersons for issues and links to those podcasts are below.
The League of Women Voters hosts a candidate forum on October 14 at 6:30 PM at City Hall. It will also be broadcast. (Click for further information.)
City Council: Pegeen Mulhern and Ron Peltier for At Large member is the only contested race.
Both candidates bring principled voices to the campaign, and they have given time and energy to City issues in recent years. They are valued members of the community. What differentiates them – other than their gender – are their skill sets and styles.
The question is how would each of them work in a governing body? The Council has to work on issues through ordinances and budget and act on the values they and fellow citizens hold. Council members must be able to work collaboratively to get results, all the while acknowledging differences of opinion.
Listen to the BCB interview with Pegeen and Ron.
BCB interview with Kol Medina (North Ward) and Michael Scott (Central Ward)
Candidate website: Michael Scott
Proposition 1 Public Safety Facility Bond We recognize the complexity and significance of this bond issue and the questions that have been raised over the multi-year public discussion and decision process about the Police/Court facility project. This proposition calls for a vote to acquire land and build a combined facility adjacent to the current City Hall, as recommended by the full City Council.
Click here for the BCB interview with City Mayor Anne Blair, Police Chief Matt Hamner, and the Treasurer of Islanders for a Secure Bainbridge, Tom McCloskey.
Bainbridge Island School District Director District 1 Lynn Smith vs. Duncan Macfarlane
Director District 3 Mev Hoberg BCB interview with the 3 candidates for Districts 1 and 3.
Director District 4 Tim Kinkead vs. Renard Burnett. Neither responded to BCB’s invitation for an interview.
Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District Position 2 John Grinter vs. Ken deWitt The BCB interview podcast is here.
The Quality Bainbridge Steering Committee John Ellis, Maradel Gale, Juliet LeDorze, Barry Peters, Anita Rockefeller, Randal Samstag and Gloria Sayler