Steve Schenk announced he is running for Steilacoom School Board Director Position number 4. “The August 4th primary election will be my first and I am very excited,” he commented. [Read more…]
By Toni Aulerich
Just a reminder the 28th District Republican Club is having their annual picnic this Saturday, June 27, at Titlow Park beginning at 12 noon. Invited are State Senator Steve O’Ban and Representative Dick Muri as guest speakers. In addition, candidates and officials from surrounding areas and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department giving short presentations on what is going on in their prospective areas. If you would like to attend or have questions please call President Ron Suslick at 253) 312-1315.
The West Pierce Board of Fire Commissioners voted April 7, 2015 to place a four-year maintenance and operations levy request on the August 4th ballot. This four-year request is for $10.9 million dollars annually, replacing the existing levy. This amount will be collected each year, starting in 2016 and going through 2019. This is not a new tax, but a renewal of a maintenance and operations levy the community has supported for over 40 years. This funding represents approximately 35% of the operating budget. This levy request is $200,000 less, annually, compared to the current levy renewed by voters in 2013. [Read more…]
By Eric Corp
DuPont, WA – Today I announce my candidacy for DuPont City Council, Position 6. I have over 27 years of active military service and have been very active in my local community and church serving on various commissions, boards, and agencies. I am currently serving as the Chairman of the DuPont Planning Agency. I am an advocate of responsible government, fiscal stewardship, and pledge to work to meet the needs of all of our residents. [Read more…]
“The election is months away, but DuPont already knows who will be its next mayor starting in 2016. City Councilman Michael Courts is running unopposed to succeed Mayor Michael Grayum, who is not seeking re-election.” Read the rest of Adam Ashton’s story at The News Tribune website.
The race for Tacoma City Council heated up today with the announcement that teacher, and football coach John Hines, will run now for the District 1 seat against Councilmember Anders Ibsen instead of running for the at-large seat. [Read more…]
By Mike Courts
Today I announce my candidacy for the Position of Mayor of DuPont. I am a 30 year Army veteran and active member of our community. For the past three-and-one-half years I have served as one of your DuPont City Councilmembers and President of the DuPont Transportation Benefit District. [Read more…]
The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write “against” statements for the August 4, 2015, primary election local voters’ pamphlet in the following districts: [Read more…]
Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson has announced he will seek re-election to the Lakewood City Council. First elected in 2007, Anderson served five years as deputy mayor before being chosen as mayor in January of 2013. Both positions are selected by vote of fellow council members. A Lakewood resident for over 25 years, he has practiced law with the Tacoma firm of Eisenhower & Carlson since 1981. He holds degrees in business administration and law from the University of Puget Sound. [Read more…]
The 2015 Regular Legislative Session adjourned on Friday, April 24. In the wake of the session, WashingtonVotes.org has released its annual Missed Votes Report, detailing missed roll call votes on bills for every legislator.