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PIERCE COUNTY: Kudos to Flemming for rising above partisan politics

Letter by Todd Iverson, Gig Harbor on March 23, 2011 at 10:58 am with 4 Comments »
March 23, 2011 2:33 pm

It is rare that I want to tip my cap to a Republican or a former opponent, but Pierce County Councilman Stan Flemming deserves kudos for crossing party lines on Tuesday’s council vote regarding the county’s Redistricting Commission.

Flemming has also been very responsive and engaging in helping PenMet Parks address some county issues that would allow the district to provide more recreational opportunities on the Gig Harbor Peninsula. I hope he continues to do what is right for his constituents, not just his party.

On the flip side, it is disappointing to see Councilmen Roger Bush and Dick Muri continue to engage in partisan political shenanigans. This county has real problems that need solutions that are neither Democrat nor Republican. We need to address unemployment, infrastructure, urban sprawl and a huge budget gap.

They need to start thinking of Pierce County and its citizens — not their party or their egos.

(Iverson is a PenMet Parks commissioner and former candidate for Pierce County Council.)

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. Two excellent examples of why the Founding Fathers did not want political parties to dictate how individuals voted on individual issuers.

  2. ttown508 says:

    At least Dick and Bush will be term-limited soon!

  3. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    Mr. Fleming

    Endorsement by a left wing democrat will not help your re election campaign. Your supporters will worry if you are in bed with the unions at the Port of Tacoma. Tread lightly here when getting love notes from radical democrats. They can’t be trusted and are only trying to lure you into their den of iniquity. A place Mr. Iverson is comfortable with but you should not enter.

    No deals with devils

  4. Dear_John says:

    Todd,
    You had NO problem when they voted to give PennMet millions of dollars worth of free park property, and agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of Pierce County tax dollars to you to take it from us.
    Stop being a left-wing whiner.

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