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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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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