partnered with KMAS Radio and to put on a Primary Election Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Mason County Public Works Facility. The forum focused on the candidates running for Shelton Mayor, Shelton City Commissioner of Finance and Accounting and Port of Shelton Commission. The moderator was Dale Hubbard.

(Note: once you click the player, there will be a short ad and then video will start. It will take about 30 seconds before the forum actually starts. There are also breaks of three minute each between each set of candidates.)

The candidates for Port of Shelton Commission are first: From left to right are Dick Taylor, incumbent Jack Miles and Brian Edward Avery. (Port portion runs about 32 minutes.)

Next are the candidates for Shelton City Commissioner of Finance and Accounting: from left to right are incumbent Michael Byrne and Mike Olsen. (Commissioner of Finance portion runs about six minutes and begins 36 minutes 30 seconds into the video.)

Wrapping up the forum are the candidates for Mayor of Shelton: from left to right are Dawn Pannell, Gary Cronce and Tracy Moore. (The Mayor portion runs about 40 minutes and begins 46 minutes and 30 seconds into the video.)

Each candidate was given up to three minutes for opening statements; up to two minutes to answer written (and screened) questions from the audience; and up to 90 seconds for closing statements.