Community leader Victoria Woodards will run for Mayor of Tacoma in 2017. Woodards, 51, is a U.S. Army veteran who currently works as President and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League. More than 50 local elected officials and neighborhood leaders are endorsing Woodards’ campaign, including incumbent Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the entire Tacoma City Council.
Jim Merritt, local architect, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Tacoma. Jim, born and raised in the Tacoma area, has lived in Tacoma for over thirty years. Jim and his wife, Claudia, have three children, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren all in the area.
Hear from Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson about surprising stats from the County’s General Election. From write-in votes, to close races and possible recounts, learn what’s happening now at the Election Center as staff work toward the certification date.
TACOMA – Former Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag will be joining Northwest Now host Tom Layson to provide local and statewide analysis during KBTC’s election night coverage on November 8th. In addition, the founder of www.presidentialhistory.com, Mike Purdy, and political scientist Michael Artime will add their unique perspectives to the Presidential and Congressional results.
Don’t you agree? Sometimes old ideas are better than new ideas.
This year, direct mail ads against incumbent state Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, paint him as a career politician who voted to extend his own term limits and raise his pay. Meanwhile, a mail ad targeting Muri’s opponent, Democrat Mari Leavitt, suggests she supports a statewide income tax, an idea that has repeatedly proven unpopular with […]
The deadline for new Washington voters to register to vote is Oct. 31, 2016. Registration must be in-person at the Pierce County Auditor’s Office, for Pierce County residents.
How about that 3rd and final Presidential Debate? Yes, while it was mistakenly billed as the last presidential debate, there is a much larger 4th and final presidential debate coming up on November 8, 2016. Charlie Black of The Wall Street Journal reported that no matter who wins the presidency, a record-breaking number of Americans […]
Dr. Sid Olufs will give a talk titled “Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election.” In response to the unimaginable behavior in recent debates, he will attempt to answer the questions: What do social scientists have to contribute to our understanding of elections? Is this presidential election really atypical?
Submitted by Cynthia Endicott The Pierce County School Retirees Association and the League of Women Voters are hosting a “Meet and Greet” at the Tacoma La Quinta on Thursday, October 20. 3-6pm. $5 includes coffee, cookies fruit, cheese and crackers. No host wine bar. Current and retired educators are encouraged to meet with their candidates. […]