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WASHAM: If we’re lucky, he won’t run again

Letter by Robin Farris, Puyallup on May 2, 2012 at 9:12 am | 15 Comments »
May 2, 2012 10:19 am

As the filing date for the Nov. 6 election nears, many people are asking if I think Dale Washam will run again for Pierce County assessor-treasurer. I don’t know, but what I learned over the past two years is the profound lack of voter awareness regarding Washam’s misconduct.

As an incumbent, coupled with his 30-plus years as a gadfly, the unthinkable is still possible. The county Ethics Commission ruling against Washam (TNT, 4-18) opens up the possibility of a second recall effort if he is re-elected.

Ideally the only way to ensure the taxpayers are spared the expense of Washam’s mismanagement in a second term is if he doesn’t run.

(Farris headed last year’s unsuccessful effort to recall Washam.)

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