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.