Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has named eleven people to his Washington State Leadership Team chaired by State Representative Graham Hunt and comprised of elected officials such as State Representative Jesse Young, young Republicans, Tea Party leaders, veterans, small business owners, and faith leaders.
Clover Park School District is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write “for” or “against” statements for the Pierce County Local Voters’ Pamphlet. The statements will be related to the district’s upcoming replacement educational programs and operations levy ballot measure to be considered at the Feb. 9, 2016 election.
The Nov. 3rd, 2015 General Election results for Pierce County have been tabulated and long time resident and active Kiwanis Club member, Fred Crumley was elected to the Steilacoom Town Council. Crumley ran the only contested race, defeating 16- year veteran Bruce Judson for Council Position No. 5.
Tacoma – On Thursday night, November 12, 2015, three 2016 Washington State Lieutenant Governor candidates will speak and meet voters at a free forum held as part of the November Pierce County Democrats meeting. Democratic candidates Jim Moeller, Karen Fraser, and Cyrus Habib will each make brief remarks and then take questions. Fraser and Habib are State Senators and Moeller is a State Representative. The public is encouraged to attend the event at the IBEW Local 76 Hall, 3049 S. 36th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. The meeting begins at 7:00, with the candidates expected to speak starting at approximately 7:45 p.m.
DuPont, WA – Local teacher and retired US Army Lt. Colonel, Mike Winkler will run for the State House of Representatives for the 28th District, which serves South West Pierce County. Winkler was previously elected to two terms on the Steilacoom Historical School District Board.
“I believe in public service. That’s why I volunteered for the Army and became a teacher for a second career. It’s also why I’m running to represent our community in Olympia,“ said Winkler.
“The two candidates in Lakewood’s one contested City Council race agree more needs to be done to improve the reputation of the second-largest city in Pierce County.
“Incumbent Marie Barth says momentum is building, but it will take time to improve Lakewood’s image. Challenger Ben Gonter says cleaning up the city’s low-income neighborhoods is a good place to start.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Trubune’s website.
Each fall the members of the PCSRA invite all Pierce County Legislators to join us for breakfast. It is a great time to sit down with your State Senator or State Representative and thank them for their efforts on your behalf. You can get caught up on the actions they have taken which impact your community, share your comments, and get clarification on issues that concern you.
LAKEWOOD—The health of our economy is interwoven with the strength of our public schools and universities, says Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place), who’s hosting a town hall meeting about the twin topics on Oct. 3.
It’s election season again. And, we’re here to help. The League of Women Voters, a 95-year-old premier nonpartisan organization, can help you with candidates and issues forums.
The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is in need of people to write the “against” statements for the November 3, 2015 General Election voter pamphlet. That inspired our new editorial cartoonist to put marker to paper…