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King 5 news had a story on a different format for a meet-the-candidates event. Sounded interesting --
The Kent Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Speed Candidating” event at the Kent Activity Center Thursday night. It’s a quick meeting between two parties. In this case, voter and candidate. One gets to see if they like the other and which one they like the most.
Thirteen candidates took part who are running for offices like mayor, city council, and school board. Each candidate gets eight minutes at a table of five or six voters. They answer questions, push their platform, and try to become more than a name on a piece of paper.
At the end of the eight minutes, each candidate moves to the next table.