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Tag: Bruce Minker


McCarthy for executive; O’Brien for assessor-treasurer

This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s print edition.

As Lincoln might have said, you can fool 10.7 percent of the people all of the time. At least in Pierce County.

In the August primary, that’s how much of the electorate wanted to give Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam another four years in office. Another four years to break the law, abuse the staff and run up seven-figure legal losses for the taxpayers.

The nightmare in the assessor-treasurer’s office is almost at an end, thanks to the other 89.3 percent. They booted Washam and narrowed the remaining field of candidates to Billie O’Brien

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