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Anacortes Chamber of Commerce members heard from about two-dozen political candidates today. Chamber President Robin Pestarino kept the proceeding tight, allowing no questions from Chamber members. A public candidates’ forum followed. 

The two main Gubernatorial candidates were represented by two members of the City Council, with Erica Pickett standing for Democratic incumbent Christine Gregoire and Brian Geer standing in for Republican Dino Rossi.

Geer said Rossi’s campaign stresses fiscal responsibility and improved transportation choices with no increase in taxes. Pickett said Gregoire is running on her accomplishments in office.

Ballots have been mailed out to Skagit County registered voters and must be returned by election day, August 19.