Letter: For those seeking public office

I do this every two years or so because I believe it is important – plus, the campaign signs littering the landscape inevitably reminds me. I also have a lot of fun gleaning email addresses from my voter’s guide to seek out and send these thoughts to the candidates that will represent the young people in Lakewood.

I want to remind you that even though they can’t vote, nor can they contribute financially to your campaign, young people do matter.

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TNT: Steve O’Ban says opponent Tami Green was ‘angling’ for PAC money

“State Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood, hasn’t kept pace with her opponent, Republican state Sen. Steve O’Ban, when it comes to fundraising and campaign spending.

“That may change soon, though, since this week Green gained the support of a environmental political action committee backed by California billionaire Tom Steyer.” Read the rest of Melissa Santos’ story at The News Tribune.

WEA endorses Dr. Stan Flemming

Pierce County Councilman Dr. Stan Flemming is pleased to announce that in addition to the recent endorsements he has received from the Local Firefighter’s 3152, Tacoma Police Union #6, Pierce County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild, and the Pierce County Corrections Deputy’s Guild, he has been notified that he has received the endorsement of the Washington Education Association – Tacoma Council.

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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 www.steilacoomchamber.org.

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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