Tacoma businessman Marty Campbell formally announced today that he’s running for Tacoma City Council.
Campbell is seeking the District 4 seat currently held by Councilman Rick Talbert, who is barred by term limits from running for a third term.
Campbell owns Stadium Video and Buzzard’s Discs. He is running on a back-to-basics theme, saying in a press release that he would bring a “get the job done” attitude to the City Council.
“We need to rebuild our economy and create sustainable jobs, eliminate gangs and the criminal activity that surrounds them,” Campbell said in a statement. “We need to make sure that, above all, city government is transparent and accountable to the citizens of Tacoma.”
In 2007, Campbell lost in the primary in his bid for the District 8 seat being vacated by Bill Evans. Marilyn Strickland went on to defeat David Curry in the general election.
Campbell received the 2007 City of Destiny Award for Leadership.
A campaign kick-off event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 29 at the VFW Post No. 969 Community Hall, 3510 McKinley Ave.