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WASHAM: Recall signatures still needed

Letter by Robin Farris, Puyallup on Aug. 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm with 9 Comments »
August 15, 2011 2:43 pm

The Recall Dale Washam Committee made history Thursday when we turned in 65,500 signatures. This is the exact number of signatures we need if they were all valid. However, in any signature- gathering event, the validity rate is typically 75 to 85 percent. As a result, we still need at least 10,000 additional signatures to ensure we have enough valid signatures to be certified.

If anyone needs petition, I have an order form on my website, www.recalldalewasham.com. Returning it requires one 44-cent stamp. If you want to sign the petition, our signature gathers are covering the Puyallup and Spanaway Walmarts, and Lakewood Safeway fairly consistently. Our Most Valuable Volunteer is at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St. in Tacoma Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The signature-gathering will continue in earnest until the deadline of Aug. 30. We are on track to meet the 80,000 signature goal, but this is the minimum we need to ensure we are certified. If you have a petition with signatures, please send it in as soon as possible. Every signature counts.

Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. tomwa007 says:

    Hey you pay people to gather the signatures, why don’t you pay citizens to sign too.

  2. stetsonwalker says:

    I just got my property tax adjustment the other day. No thank you I prefer to keep Dale around!

  3. David1964 says:

    Ummm…..your low property taxes have nothing to do with Dale and everything to do with property value being down. Also, if you owned your home for more than about 8 years, you might remember that your assessed value for years ran lower than the actual likely sale price.

  4. stetsonwalker says:

    David1964 says, wrong my friend, I paid $15,001.99 for the modular home, $14,000 for the property. It was taxed at $55,000 for the home, $75,000 for the property the following year. My rental was taxed at $12,500 for a tin roof and sided 1970 mobile that cannot be moved and set up in the county. I tried to sell it for $1,000 to get it off the property it sets on, no takers. So I bought the other property and rented it out.

  5. “Hey you pay people to gather the signatures, why don’t you pay citizens to sign too. ”

    That would be illegal.

    RCW 29A.84.220

  6. This is getting good. Desperate plea from someone who is getting more than her 15 minutes of fame at others expense.

    How is that $10,000 fake loan going to get paid off? Maybe a raffle. Or a silent auction.

    So many questions. So few signatures.

  7. Iamherehavenofear says:

    Why do all you naysayers say the same thing over and over and over again? And usually your statements are incorrect. What do you care how the 10K is paid back, it’s not coming out of your wallet.
    So many questions, a whole lotta signatures. It’s going to be on the ballot, count on it. Robin and her volunteers have done one helluva job getting this task taking care of. She’s run up against a wall every turn she took. But she broke each and every wall down. She’s an honest person trying to do a good deed for Pierce County and that is get rid of the paranoid, sociopathic, germophobe little Czar that was elected into the A-T office in 08. Everybody with complaints about him can not all be wrong about him. My property values have dropped substantially in the last few years, Washam has done nothing to help that situation. But, again, he only puts in, and I’m really stretching this, 8 hrs/qtr. And that office time is spent trying to somehow get back at Ken Madsen. Also for your info, almost everyone who has to collect signatures pays them, so I don’t get that remark either. You think we’re doing something new here? We’re doing everything by the book as we were instructed to by our legal team. So why don’t you just sit back, take a breath and REALLY read the things on our website instead of sticking your head in the sand and maybe you’d come to a better understanding of what kind of human being we’re dealing with here.

  8. To Iamherehavenofear, could you please clarify “8 hrs/qtr” and “And that office time is spent trying to somehow get back at Ken Madsen” for us? I’m sure everyone should know what it is that Washam does in his office to get back at Madsen and more importantly, how you know what it is he’s doing.

    My guess is that you are one of the deadbeats that doesn’t want to work hard even though the county pay is nice. So you spend your time spying on the boss instead of doing what you were hired to do.

    Or you could just be blowing smoke up everyone’s skirt because you don’t know a darn thing about Washam’s conduct and you don’t want anybody to know just how far you’ll go to damage someone when you don’t like him.

    I’m opting for the latter. Blowing smoke is the norm for the Washam lynch mob.

  9. LOL, even with Baarsma and a few other people now allowed to fund this recall effort solely(can’t find people willing to back ya with their money huh Robin); they still can’t get the job done. Washam may be a loose screw, but so is Lindquist, so was Madsen, so is Obama…..

    He was elected, he has cleaned up the assessors office of serious malfeasance and criminal activity; he got rid of Sally Barnes-one of the criminals that Lindquist wouldn’t prosecute.

    If there shoudl be a recall, it should be for Lindquist.

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