The Aug. 5 primary is less than a month away. Many candidates are the same ones we see every election, but one is new.
Monique Valenzuela Trudnowski, candidate for House Position 2 in the 28th District, is not a career politician or candidate. She and her husband Bill own Adriatic Grill near the Tacoma Mall and know the challenges of being small business owners during tough economic times.
Rather than sell the business, they stepped up and voluntarily foreclosed on their home to meet payroll for their 30 employees during the peak of the recession. Their business now employs more …