By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Steilacoom Historical School District Board of Directors approved a four year Maintenance & Operation Replacement Levy proposal to appear on the ballot for the February 11, 2014 election.
At last weeks 28th Legislative District Democratic Organization’s fundraiser guests received the answer to the question that was on all of their minds. Which seat will Tami Green run for?
“After much consideration I have decided that I will run for State Senate in 2014,” said Green. “I deliberated for a long time before deciding what to do. I’ll be sacrificing many things I’ve worked very hard for over the past ten years, such as high ranking leadership positions, but I feel like it’s the right thing to do.”
LAKEWOOD — Representative Tami Green had to cancel her upcoming fundraiser due to Governor Inslee calling a Special Session. However, the 28th Legislative District Democratic Organization has decided to continue on with the event but use it to raise funds for their organization instead.
The event will be held Friday, November 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 11751 Pacific Hwy SW in Lakewood. The public is invited to attend.
TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, which opposed the City of Tacoma’s Proposition 1 increasing utility taxes by 33%, is optimistic about early returns showing a defeat of Proposition 1.
“The Chamber is excited the early returns show voters’ rejection of an inadequate and unfair fix for our roads. We continue to support responsible and sustainable planning that will improve Tacoma’s roads. If there is a defeat of Proposition 1 at the ballot box, we are ready to work on a real solution,” said Tom Pierson, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber President & CEO.
LAKEWOOD — Representative Tami Green has announced that she will reveal her plans for the 2014 Election cycle during her upcoming post-election fundraiser. Green, who will celebrate her birthday at the event, turns 54 on November 9th. The event will be held Friday, November 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 11751 Pacific Hwy SW in Lakewood. The public is invited to attend.
Pierce County News Release
This election season you can digitally encourage friends to vote with the Pierce County Auditor’s new “I Voted” avatar. The transition from the traditional “I Voted” stickers to a digital image is both cost effective and a reflection of modern communication.
“Posting your Pierce County ‘I voted’ avatar to your social media accounts is the modern equivalent of wearing the sticker. Post it as soon as you vote to prompt your friends to vote. It’s also a good reminder that you can vote and return your ballot as soon as you’re ready,” said Auditor Julie Anderson.
Kris G. Kauffman, President, Lakewood United
The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The events for the next four weeks are as follows:
- October 17, 2013 – Debate – Lakewood City Council Candidates – Position 5 - John Simpson and Bryan Thomas – confirmed (Kris Kauffman – MC)
- October 24, 2013 – “My Initial View of Clover Park Technical College” – Dr. Lonnie Howard, New President – Evelyn (Kris) will arrange – to be confirmed (Evelyn Kelly – MC)
- October 31, 2013 – “Tricks, Treats, Zombies and Vampires: Another Year in the Auditor’s Office”-Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor – confirmed (Herb Stumpf – MC)
- November 7, 2013 – New Harrison Prep School – Principal Lisa Boyd – confirmed (John Huber – MC)
City of University Place residents have more than one way to learn about their candidates in the upcoming Nov. 5 General Election. A recently held Council Candidate Forum and a Video Voters Guide are now available for viewing on-air on University Place Television (UPTV) and on-line from the City’s website at www.CityofUP.com.
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its October General Membership meeting on Thursday, October 3 (11:30 am-1 pm) at the Great American Casino (10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499). City Council candidates will share their visions for their respective cities:
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter of the League of Women Voters will moderate a University Place Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Curtis High School Auditorium, 8425 40th Street W. Residents are encouraged to attend and submit their questions during the forum, which will include candidates for Positions 3 and 4, the two races with opponents. Candidates also will present opening and closing statements as well as answer a few questions specific to University Place.
By Bryan Thomas, Lakewood City Council Candidate
I made it through the primary election and I want to thank you all for giving me the privilege to continue running for City Council by voting me through to the General Election in November. Without your support and hard work I may not have succeeded.
I would also like to congratulate the other candidates and applaud them for their hard work and desire to serve our community. I look forward to working with them to make Lakewood the best city it can be.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s August levy has passed. From nearly the start, yes votes outpaced no votes by a wide margin but the Fire District needed 9,356 yes votes to validate the levy. With the Thursday, August 8 election results report, West Pierce had received 9,396 yes votes representing 68.74% of all votes.
Pierce County News Release
The Auditor’s Office announces the opening of a special appointment period. Individuals are needed to write “Against” statements for the Nov. 5, 2013 General Election local voters’ pamphlet in:
- Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 3 (West Pierce Fire and Rescue) – Re-authorizing Property Tax Levy For Maintenance and Operation Expenses