Election information and results schedule for the August 2014 primary

On August 5, 2014, Pierce County will join with the rest of Washington State in voting in the 2014 primary election. The Pierce County Auditor’s office has published an election information and results schedule that details what’s on the ballot, what special elections are taking place, how to vote, where to vote, when we’ll know the results, and a number of other frequently asked questions. Click to access the 2014 Primary Election Information and Results Schedule.

Letter: A Vote For Experience and Common Sense

By John Simpson – Lakewood City Councilmember

The rain fell in buckets, and a man was pushing a car out of the right-of-way in front of the old Lakewood Mall. Behind the wheel was an elderly woman.

I stopped, got out and helped him push the vehicle a little further and into a parking spot.

Sopping wet, that is when Dick Muri and I first met.

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Stump Speech and Bar-B-Cue Pot Luck

On Wednesday July 9th the 2nd & 29th Districts Republican Club will host the “Stump Speech” meeting. This is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to present their candidacy or point of view on any topic or passion they may have. Each person will be given three minutes to make their point which will be accomplished while standing on a real stump.

Supportive materials for your candidacy or subject matter is welcome. A bar-b-cue potluck will also be provided. Hot dogs and buns are being supplied, but any dishes you could bring to be shared will be appreciated (i.e., baked beans, pasta/potato salad, chips, deserts, etc.).

This event, which is open to the public, will begin at 6:00 PM, in the Weeks-Dryers Fellowship Hall, 220 134th St. So., Parkland. For information contact John Seidl, 253-847-3732.

Crowley endorses Flemming’s county council campaign

Pierce County Councilman Dr. Stan Flemming has secured the endorsement of his campaign by Mike Crowley. Crowley, former Tacoma Mayor, councilmember, former Executive Director of the Master Builders Association and former downtown Tacoma retail businessman, is a longtime contributor to Tacoma’s political and economic arena.  Flemming who is running for re-election in District 7 includes, West Tacoma, North Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, McNeil Island, Fox Island, Raft Island, Herron Island and Ruston. [Read more...]

Letter: Voters should pass on Tami Green

Re: “Ad attacking Tami Green doesn’t tell the whole story” (TNT, 5-14).

Yes, the Tami Green ads may not tell the whole story, but they certainly say enough to tell the voters to pass on her being a Senator! Though her sanctions were minor, they seem to point out a trend common to today’s lawmakers that the misuse of a political office for pedaling inappropriate gain is OK. Plus, her anemic support to the citizens of Tillicum in opposing the Camp Murray gate relocation was appalling.

Steve O’Ban is doing a good job and deserves a full term to see if his good work continues.