Derek Young Running for Pierce County Council

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Former Gig Harbor Councilmember Derek Young Running for Pierce County Council

Derek Young (no, the other one) a four-term Gig Harbor City Councilmember, member of the Pierce County and Puget Sound Regional Councils, and Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners, announced his candidacy today for the District #7 seat on the Pierce County Council.

“In my 16 years on the City Council, I’ve supported policy changes to strengthen our local economy, help cities and the county plan for growth, and protect our natural environment.  I’m running because I want those same positive results for our whole region. Pierce County needs to improve long-term planning to promote local economic development, stabilize the budget, make our community safer, and provide adequate transportation options for our citizens.”

"I'd also like to take this opportunity to apologize to Exit133's Derek Young. While I look forward to running on his good name in Tacoma, it will be a shame to see our shared name sullied by politics. As a gesture of my sincerity, I will be sending him a free Derek Young yard sign and commemorative campaign t-shirt."

District #7 covers Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, Ruston, and much of West and North Tacoma.  Derek already has enthusiastic support on both sides of the bridge including endorsements from Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy and Councilmembers Connie Ladenburg and Rick Talbert; State Senator Jeannie Darneille; State Representatives Jake Fey, Laurie Jinkins, and Larry Seaquist; Gig Harbor City Councilmembers Casey Arbenz, Steve Ekberg, Paul Kadzik, Rahna Lovrovich, and Ken Malich, and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Councilmembers David Boe, Anders Ibsen, and Robert Thoms.

For more information or to contact Derek directly, please call him at (253) 225-5878 or visit the campaign website

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