Sumner restaurant hosts informal candidate gathering

Staff writerOctober 25, 2013 

Midtown Station in Sumner is hosting a Candidates & Community open house so voters can get to know candidates running for mayor and City Council ahead of the Nov. 5 general election.

The event is Friday, Oct. 25, from 7-9 p.m. and comes after a League of Women Voters forum was canceled last week. The cancellation came after five candidates signed a letter saying they refused to participate in what they said would be an unproductive forum filled with personal attacks aimed at certain candidates.

Katharine Rode, a Sumner resident, said the casual event Friday night is a last-ditch effort to involve as many candidates who are willing to participate as possible in order to inform voters.

It was unknown Friday afternoon how many candidates would participate, but Rode said Councilman Randy Hynek, Dumas and newly declared write-in candidate Joe Gerace would attend. 

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