Don Anderson to seek re-election to Lakewood City Council

Don Anderson

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…]

Matt Helder to run for DuPont City Council


DUPONT – Former JBLM Soldier Matt Helder today announced that he will run for an open seat on DuPont’s City Council. The seat is currently held by Kathy Trotter.

Helder is a former U.S. Army Captain who served with the 2nd Stryker Brigade at JBLM. He deployed to Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013 where he earned both the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. [Read more…]

Bocchi announces Lakewood City Council re-election bid

Paul Bocchi announced his re-election bid for the Lakewood City Council:

“Lakewood has made a lot of progress in the last four years. Crime is lower, the city’s finances are stronger and we are investing in street maintenance for the first time in years. I have enjoyed working with my fellow council members, city staff and and Lakewood citizens to help make Lakewood safer and its government more efficient, effective and responsive. We need to work to make Lakewood more livable by building on the success of the past and making sure that the improvements being made reach all neighborhoods and citizens.”

Bocchi is a budget analyst for Pierce County. His wife, Holly, works for the Clover Park School District. They have three children.

County Republican Party elects new officers

On Saturday, December 13, 2014 the Pierce County Republican Party held a meeting for their Central Committee Precinct Committee Officers, members and guests. This meeting was held to vote and organize itself for the 2015-2016 terms.

The newly elected board is: Deryl McCarty (Puyallup) Chairman; Linda Siegel (Fox Island) Vice Chair; Connie Coleman-Lacadie (Lakewood) State Committeeman; James Caswell, State Committeeman; Sharon Hanek (Bonney Lake) Treasurer and Patricia Mannie (University Place) Deputy Treasurer. [Read more…]