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Tag: sumner city council

July
28th

Swanson for Sumner City Council

A Sumner City  Council race  has drawn three solid candidates, but neither challenger makes a compelling argument for replacing the current seat holder, Jon Swanson.

Swanson, who originally ran for election against Councilman Matt Richardson and was then appointed to the council after Richardson stopped attending council meetings this year, owns a vending machine company.

He chaired the Sumner Planning Commission before his appointment and also has served on the Sumner Downtown Association, the YMCA Steering Committee and the Sumner School District’s jobs task force.

Swanson is level-headed and has shown a willingness to work cooperatively with council members with

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