I disagree with your comment that there is more voter awareness of Dale Washam today compared to when he was elected in 2008 (editorial, 7-9).
Last year, I visited several of my neighbors in a fairly affluent North End area of Tacoma, and others, with the petition to recall him. The vast majority of those contacted had no knowledge of who or what Washam was about. This after many stories in the media about him, mainly in The News Tribune.
Unfortunately, it is evident to me that a majority of the general public doesn’t pay much attention to politics or much of anything else by reading, listening or watching the media, except that which might be in their own spherical world of existence.