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Connie Ladenburg first to declare for open House seat from South Tacoma

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on May 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm with 10 Comments »
May 7, 2010 2:06 pm

Two-term Tacoma city councilwoman Connie Ladenburg has jumped into the race for the House seat being vacated by Steve Conway.

Ladenburg, who represented much of the area on the council, said she has lived in the 29th District from more than 30 years.

“I am excited by the prospect of serving my community and working on the issues that affect families most such as job growth, education and public safety,” she said.

She described her qualifications this way: former PTA President, co-Founder and member of the Alliance for Youth of Pierce County, founding member of Communities in Schools, Tacoma, sponsor of the Domestic Violence policy for the Tacoma Police Department, sponsor of the law that strengthened previous laws regarding the sale of drug paraphernalia, helped designate the Pacific Avenue corridor as a SOAP area (Stay Out of Area of Prostitution), secured funding to re-establish the Gang Task force and secured funding for a new police station in South Tacoma.

Conway said earlier this week that he’ll run for the district’s senate seat which became open when longtime incumbent Rosa Franklin said she would retire. The district has been Democratic since the Great Depression.

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  1. tacomajoe says:

    Let’s look closely at her “accomplishments,” shan’t we:

    Founding member of Communities in Schools, Tacoma – the schools are in wretched shape

    Sponsor of the Domestic Violence policy for the Tacoma Police Department – It’s brave to come out against domestic violence. Never mind that DV hasn’t abated one bit.

    Sponsor of the law that strengthened previous laws regarding the sale of drug paraphernalia – Has had no effect on the sale of drug paraphernalia, or drugs for that matter.

    Helped designate the Pacific Avenue corridor as a SOAP area (Stay Out of Area of Prostitution) – Because all prostitutes are gone from Pacific Avenue, right? Even if they were, they just moved somewhere else.

    This resume is pretty skimpy – when one looks at it, all she has done is come out against crime, drugs, prostitution, etc., without really doing anything about it. The last thing this county needs is another Ladenburg spending money like a drunken sailor.

  2. NEALSr says:

    Connie is a passionate voice for our community. She has stood up for our workforce, our small business owners and has seen Tacoma and Pierce County through both good and bad times.

    Her background in human services will benefit those in Tacoma and the surrounding areas. She’ll be an excellent fresh voice in Olympia.

    If I lived in her district, I’d certainly vote for her!

  3. tomwa007 says:

    Maybe she can take up Ms. Franlkin’s cause and start an income tax to pay for Chamber’s Bay Golf Course.

  4. ValleyTarts says:

    Another Ladenberg who bankrupt us with another lemon. The Ladenberg legacy (Chambers Creek GC) is an example of Family Ladenbergs personal agenda of nailing the taxpayers for their own benefit.

  5. dooly44 says:

    Another case of politicians being recycled. Didn’t get elected for one position, they keep trying, someone might vote for them.

  6. ldozy1234 says:

    I always get curious when a Ladenburg claims to have “sponsored” something. Funny how it always is presented as they alone did all the work but in reality most times the idea and all the work was handed to them and they just signed their name and took the credit.

  7. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Connie Ladenburg has the dubious distinction of saying the Tacoma City Council term limit of eight (8) years needed to be extended because she couldn’t get anything done in EIGHT YEARS??!!!

    And after a few months out of office she thinks the electorate has forgotten she needs more than 8 years to get anything done and will elect her to the State Legislature??!! Don’t elect this one if you expect a productive legislature! Only in the socialist democrat state of Washington!!

  8. JeffTacoma says:

    Obviously Tacomajoe and Idozy do not live in our district. Connie has worked on every project and event for as long as I remember. She helped form an anti-crime group years ago, she worked hard in the PTA, she got the City to bring a police station to South Tacoma. Tacomajoe has no idea what Communites is Schools is about nor does he understand how the paraphernalia law stopped the 7-11 from selling crack pipes. And she fought for and got us the Water Ditch trail. She is the best.

  9. She is just another retred. Why keep her. She did what exactly as Tacomejoe pointed out so well. Her family are crooks. She would just be another do nothing taking space and passing money to ehr friends or who will vote for her. Lets hire someone who has never had a public office in all open seats in all races local, state, and federal. Damn the incubants and retreds like Connie.

  10. tacomajoe, erkhvd

    Thanks for the laugh, guys.

    And a special thank you to you tacomajoe, for assuming, name calling and being rude directly to me.

    Connie’s district is a working-class district that has some long-time Tacoma pioneers and families who are deeply rooted and compassionate about seeing this community thrive and sustain that positive growth.

    Then, your broad brush strokes on ‘corrupt government.’ If you would take a moment and thing, you’d (hopefully) realize that most elected officials are in office to serve their community. There very few exceptions, elected officials certainly don’t get paid for the time the put in. But that might be a stretch for you.

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