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Tag: Marty Campbell

Jan.
15th

The movie track in city politics

Ryan Mello and David Boe wrecked – well, at least weakened – the theory that serving on the board of the Grand Cinema is the route to success in Tacoma politics.

I should have reported earlier, but last week I witnessed new Mayor Marilyn Strickland perform her first ceremonial ribbon-cutting duties in front of the screen in the Grand’s newly completed fourth theater.

Her newly elected councilmate, Marty Campbell, handed over the big shears loaned for the occasion by the Chamber of Commerce.  Before the mayor did the deed, Marty observed that she is a former member of the

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Oct.
14th

For Tacoma: Campbell, Lonergan, Woodards

This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.

Tacoma voters could change the direction of city government this election, with a majority of the nine-member City Council potentially at stake.

Tacomans will elect a new mayor and three new council members next month to replace term-limited officials. With that many seats up for grabs, the next council is bound to look and act differently than its predecessor.

And should either Councilwoman Marilyn Strickland win her bid for mayor or Councilwoman Julie Anderson take Pierce County auditor, the new council would have to fill the vacancy. Up to six of the council’s nine seats could change hands.

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