Fire board candidates to debate at upcoming public forum

Four candidates vying for two positions on the Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board will face off in a debate next Wednesday night.

Deborah Brown and Ron Turner, candidates for Position 1, and Candy McCullough and Joe Ula-

toski, candidates for Posi-tion 4, will discuss the issues facing the fire district in a debate sponsored by The Beachcomber and The Voice of Vashon.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Penny Farcy Building on Bank Road. Susan McCabe will moderate the debate. Questions from the audience will be accepted.

The contest between Brown, a 15-year volunteer, and Turner, an incumbent, has been low-key. But the race between McCullough, who currently serves on the board, and Ulatoski, active in VashonBePrepared, has been lively. Both have websites and boast strong community support.

Ballots for the all-mail Nov. 8 election will be sent to voters on Oct. 19. Fire board commissioners serve  six-year terms.


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