Steilacoom Candidate Forum seeking your questions

The Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, 8 October at Steilacoom Town Hall from 7-9 PM featuring candidates for the 28th Legislative District; State Senator and Representative Positions 1 and 2. The forum will be moderated by Al Lawrence. If you would like to ask a question of the candidates, you may submit your questions to the Chamber of Commerce website, “Contact Us” page at

Pierce County Auditor’s Office recognized for ballot drop-box program

Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, Elections Supervisor Shannon Cortez, and Elections Specialist Dave Heinemann accepted a national award in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 21, for their office’s work on the highly-successful ballot drop-box program. The Guardian Award, given by the National Association of Election Officials, recognizes a practice that exemplifies the organization’s principles and standards of conduct.

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Letter: The Truth Hurts

By Trish Stewart

In browsing the Suburban Times this weekend, I came across a letter attacking successful businesswoman and Republican candidate for State Representative in the 28th District, Monique Trudnowski.

The letter was clearly written by a supporter of perennial candidate Paul Wagemann, who Trudnowski is running against in the primary on Tuesday.

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Letter: ‘No Way, No How, Not Ever’

Paul Wagemann

The question at Lakewood United early Thursday morning, July 31, was whether the four candidates represented at the platform, and wanting to represent you in the State Legislature, would use negative campaigning – ‘hit pieces’ – reflecting poorly on their opponent rather than run a race based on their own merits.

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