Spokane County Republican precinct officers in the 4th Legislative District have to pick a replacement for Rep. Larry Crouse, who is retiring this month with a year left on his term. There are five would-be legislators eager for the job, but only three can be on the list that will be sent to county commissioners for the final selection.
The county party, along with several local GOP groups such as the Republican Liberty Caucus and Northwest Grassroots, is sponsoring a forum with all five at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Spokane Events and Catering, 10514 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. KXLY’s Rick Rydell has agreed to referee, er, moderate.
Organizer John Christina said the forum is open to the public, not just precinct officers, which is a good idea considering the ones that don’t get the appointment are likely to run next fall when the seat is up for election.