I look forward to the fall elections. Maybe, if Dale Washam is defeated or doesn’t run for another term as Pierce County assessor-treasurer, we can finally stop reading about this issue. I have never read a newspaper that spent more time and ink on vilifying an individual who, at the most, seems to be a bad boss.
Has he been charged or convicted of any illegal activity? No. What he has apparently done is that he has not gotten along with some the the “professional” staff of the assessor-treasurer’s office, and The News Tribune doesn’t like him.
The money he has cost the county is not from losing lawsuits, but is the result of lawyers deciding it costs less to settle rather than take the matters to court.
Would I like to work for Washam? Probably not. But let’s let the election process take care of this matter and try to find something more interesting, or more meaningful to write about. How about the millions of tax dollars spent on ever-increasing budgets with no light at the end of the tunnel?