April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2nd, I asked Megan Lucas, president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, when the mayoral candidates were going to have their debate. I was surprised and shocked when she said she was going to wait until after the primary.
That will probably mean that the two candidates spending the most money on the election will be the ones debating. The people of Bellevue deserve and are entitled to hear from all the candidates before the primary.
Even if people can’t be there in person the night of the debate, they would have the opportunity to watch replays on Channel 17 over the following weeks.
I have been a member of the Bellevue Chamber for many years and have never felt that the Chamber has had a political agenda. However, this is a very important mayoral race and if there is no debate before the primary like there has been in other election years, many people might think that the Bellevue Chamber does have a political agenda after all.