Congressional candidates to attend forum on Nov. 13

CASHMERE — The groups NCW United and Indivisible Wenatchee will host a forum on Nov. 13 for Democratic candidates seeking to take the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of the 8th Congressional District.

The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Ave.

The candidates will first speak on their qualifications and positions on issues. Those attending may submit questions during a moderated discussion and will have an opportunity to meet the candidates afterward.

Candidates confirmed to attend are Dr. Kim Schrier, a pediatrician from Issaquah; Jason Rittereiser, a lawyer from Issaquah; Toby Whitney, a business manager and former congressional staffer from North Bend; Mona Das, a mortgage executive from Seattle; Thomas Cramer, a businessman from Sammamish; and Brayden Olson, a businessman from Issaquah.

State Sen. Dino Rossi is so far the only Republican to file for the seat.

NCW United officials said the forum is for the public’s education only, and there are no plans for the group to make formal endorsements.