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PUYALLUP: Stokes a real citizen-representative

Letter by Luanne R. Green, Puyallup on Oct. 28, 2011 at 9:49 am with 4 Comments »
October 28, 2011 11:06 am

If you follow the Puyallup City Council race, you will notice the absence of Charley Stokes from the battles and discord. There is a reason Stokes is “below-the-radar.” It is because he is like you and me, a citizen outside the political circle.

It would be nice to see someone on the council like you and me. Who is better to represent us? Stokes is well versed on city issues. He is a retiree who has time to represent his constituents, and is easy for anybody to talk to.

In contrast, his opponent is a full time Federal employee who has made a career of working for the Environmental Protection Agency. Do we really want a federal policy enforcer involved in making city policy?

City Council members also do more than just attend council meetings in the evening. They represent the city at a multitude of county board functions that take place during normal work hours. Stokes will not be prevented from representing us during the workweek. He is an individual who will not be part of Council divisions. He is an opportunity for us to put and end to the long line of Council members who forgot they were elected to represent all of the citizens. I urge the voters of District 2 to vote for Charley Stokes.

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  1. puyallupmutt says:

    Totally agree. Charley is the best candidate for District 2. This District has been poorly represented for a long long time and I’m sure Charley will do an excellent job.

    Palmer (his opposition) is in the pocket of developers. Just look at his shady deals that have benefitted his friend and neighbor Mike Cina all over Puyallup.

    Here’s hoping Charley comes out on top.

  2. PSDParent says:

    Sorry Charley “time on your hands” doesn’t make you more qualified for the city council. Palmer is more experienced and better equiped to deal with the issues that face the citizens of Puyallup. This makes John Palmer the right choice for Puyallup.

    The Puyallup Police and the TNT agree. Vote Palmer for Puyallup.

  3. Stokes is the common man, with no connections to developers. He’s our pick.

  4. What I like about Charlie is that is very much a commonsense person, quite intelligent and does excellent research. Is he as articulate as Palmer–probably not but I think Charlie has the best interests of Puyallup in his heart. With John expect the shift to greater density housing, increased taxes, as higher debt [he says debt is okay] of course he may not know that with our current debt, the taxpayers lose approx $9M in interest payments paid out. If this were a partisan race, John would be prevented from running due to the Hatch Act prohibiting government employees [in his case the EPA]from holding public office. As a farm owner, we feel the impact of doing business each year we plant crops. That is something I do not wish on anyone in Puyallup

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