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ELECTION: Lonergan clearly best choice for assessor

Letter by Lynette S. Grubbs, Tacoma on July 27, 2012 at 9:27 am with 6 Comments »
July 27, 2012 9:31 am

Your front-page article on the five candidates for Pierce County assessor-treasurer (TNT, 7-25) made it even more clear that Mike Lonergan is the right choice.

While two other candidates have worked as department managers in government agencies, only Lonergan has actually served many years as a chief executive (at the Tacoma Rescue Mission and elsewhere in the private sector). One of the candidates has apparently never managed any organization.

I look at it this way: Imagine that the job of assessor-treasurer was not elective, but was being filled through normal hiring practices. It’s an executive position, overseeing 75 employees and paying about $125,000 per year.

Wouldn’t the minimum qualifications to apply for such a job require a college degree and at least three to five years experience successfully directing a similar-sized organization? Lonergan is the only one who qualifies.

Add to that Lonergan’s track record of community service with integrity, and he clearly deserves our vote.


Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. A suggested campaign slogan overheard by a young man at the Daffodil parade as Mike Lonergan was passing out campaign literature: “Vote for me, I’m not insane.”

  2. Pecksbadboy says:

    Yes, let’s Vote for a life time politician who is so well entrenched in the “Good Ole Boy” system of Tacoma that his relatives can get elected on name recognition alone.

    He cares for nothing other than getting elected.

  3. MrCarleone says:

    Are you guys the same group that endorsed both of the Ladenberg’s ?

    Next !

  4. MrCarleone says:

    A very trite and shallow letter, Lynette !

  5. Pecksbadboy says:

    99% of all city and county positions are for those not elected but worked to keep their jobs through the old boy, you scratch my back, I’ll do your’s network.

    Where do you work Ms.Grubbs?

  6. Pecksbadboy says:

    Wait, no need to answer, you are the grant writer for the Tacoma Rescue Mission,and Mr Lonergan was your Boss for 12 years.

    What position do you want next?????????

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