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Kris Blondin Announces Tacoma City Council Candidacy in District 3
Local Businesswoman to File for Tacoma City Council District #3 Seat
Tacoma, WA: Local restaurant owner Kris Blondin announced her candidacy for this year’s election for the Tacoma City Council seat representing the Third District, comprised of Central Tacoma neighborhoods and business districts. Kris Blondin is the only announced woman running for any Tacoma City Council seat. This campaign will be her first race for elective office.
Blondin plans use her experience as a small business owner and community activist to bring the diverse viewpoints of the district together to benefit the area’s residents and businesses.
“Our district has important issues that need to be addressed. Our district is diverse and it is imperative we bring people together to find solutions,” said Kris Blondin. “As a councilwoman, I hope to work collectively to allow everyone’s voice to be heard on significant concerns in this city.”
She went on to address several of those issues, including:
- Streets and road repair: “Residents and businesses are tired of potholes in this city,” said Blondin. “We need to cooperatively work to find real solutions.”
- Public safety: “We need to ensure the city has the right level of police officers, firefighters and other first responders to eliminate crime and protect our residents.”
- Quality of life: “The Third District best captures the spirit of Tacoma,” said Blondin, “due to being centrally located in the heart of Tacoma. If our district does well, so does the rest of Tacoma.”
Blondin’s campaign kick-off will be held Monday, April 27 at 5:00 PM at The Red Hot, 2914 6th Avenue in Tacoma.
Councilwoman Lauren Walker, who is unable to seek re-election due to term limits, currently represents the council seat. The Third District is comprised of the areas around the Tacoma Mall, Cheney Stadium, Hilltop, and portions of the Central and South End neighborhoods.
Six other candidates for this seat have announced or filed with the Public Disclosure Commission. Official candidate filings for this seat will take place May 11 – 15, 2015. The primary election will be held on August 4, 2015 to narrow the field of candidates to two candidates. The general election on November 3, 2015 will determine who will represent the district for one 4-year term beginning in January 2016.
About Kris Blondin: Kris Blondin owns STINK Meat-Cheese and El Tufo Wine Bar. Prior to that she owned Vin Grotto Café and Wine Bar. Kris graduated in 2000 from the University of Washington Tacoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. She has also worked at The News Tribune as an advertising account executive and a columnist at The Weekly Volcano.