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District 1 Applicants

The names of applicants to fill a temporary vacancy on the Tacoma City Council are in, and there 15 of them. 

  • Joseph Atkinson
  • Denis Duggan Sr
  • Foster Gibble
  • Chris Green
  • Sergio Hernandez
  • Nathe Lawver
  • Joseph Lopez
  • Spiro Manthou
  • Philip Miller
  • Marion “Morf” Morford
  • Harold Moss
  • Kurt Olson
  • Jordan Rash
  • Karen Smitherman
  • Joseph Zawacki

It's going to be an expedited process, with interviews and selection both scheduled for next Tuesday. This time next week District 1 should have their new (interim) council representative named.

Some familiar names, some less so. Some we know personally, so we'll keep our opinions to ourselves. At least one candidate has listed the Tacoma Runners in his list of community activities... 

But what do you think? Do you see anyone who gets your support?

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2014 is going to be a critical year for transportation planning in Tacoma.

It is the year for charter review and selection of a route alternative for Tacoma Link and finalization of transportation plans at Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and a transit element of the City of Tacoma transportation master plan.  If we get someone on Council that complains about nothing but parking, we will make that much less progress on development of our transit system.

Whoever this person is, they should have a similar progressive outlook on tax and transportation issues that the west end of Tacoma voted for in electing Anders Ibsen in the first place.

December 13, 2013 at 9:35 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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How about the Council select someone who will focus on implementing the findings in the survey the City comissioned that queried residents on what the City should focus on with regards to spending? Is that too much to ask? And FWIW the number one priority for residents who were polled was pavement restoration, preservation and maintenance.

December 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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City Council gets sucker punched from Uncle Sam’s human chattel—It would take an abused woman mentality to stack the council with another ward of the state.

December 15, 2013 at 8:28 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Leslie Rose

Two exceptional candidates Sergio Hernandez and Nathe Lawver—District 1 would be fortunate to have either one of these gentlemen as their Councilperson.

December 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Published Author RR AndersonRegistered

Where do candidates stand on Blue Ribbon Party House?

December 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Sergio Hernandez for City Council!!!

December 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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