Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club.
The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat Amy Biviano. Biviano is scheduled to attend. Shea has not responded to phone calls and emails inviting him to participate, said Central Valley teacher Bill Gilchrist.
Candidates for Spokane County commissioner in District 1, incumbent Republican Todd Mielke and his opponent Democrat John Roskelley are scheduled to debate as are the candidates for District 2, Republican Shelly O'Quinn and Democrat Daryl Romeyn.
The public is invited to the event, which also will include student debates about ballot issues on same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana and charter schools.
The event starts at 5 p.m. at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Debates start at 5:45 p.m.