Bainbridge Island Review


Lucky us: The contest and forum will continue | IN OUR OPINION

July 13, 2013 · 10:52 AM

The show must go on.

And for that, we are grateful.

We were caught by surprise last week when Bob Bosserman, a candidate for the Position 3 on the Bainbridge Island City Council, announced he was leaving the race and was no longer seeking a seat on the council.

While we had not yet decided who will be the best candidate to serve the city in that position — Roger Townsend and Dee McComb are also candidates — we were disappointed that Bosserman had ended his candidacy.

Our disappointment came because Bosserman’s withdrawal would spell the end of a Primary Election contest for the seat. And with his departure, we feared, so would we lose an early chance to hear in-depth from the candidates on their ideas for improving services at city hall and their plans for the future of the city.

Our dread was premature. The League of Women Voters of Kitsap has announced that the show will go on: The candidate forum that the league had planned for the Position 3 race will still be held.

The forum is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Bainbridge Island City Hall, and islanders are encouraged to come out and get this early and important look at two candidates who are eager to serve in the South Ward position.

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