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Heavyweights on the undercard

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on June 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm with 5 Comments »
June 15, 2010 1:06 pm

To find the biggest names in Pierce County politics, you have to go down this year’s ballot — way down.

Rosa Franklin and John Ladenburg were supposed to be on the sidelines this year. But they apparently couldn’t stay away from politics: They’re running for Democratic precinct committee officer in their South End Tacoma home precinct, 29-517.

PCO, the rank-and-file job of party politics, won’t bring the kind of influence Ladenburg is used to as former Pierce County executive, or that Franklin has as a longtime state senator and president pro tem of the Senate, a job she’s leaving this year.

Only one will prevail. Dave Ammons in the secretary of state’s office, which oversees elections, alerted us to this matchup:

This is what is being dubbed as the “throw down” PCO race.  With good laughs, of course.  Everyone is assuming that neither candidate even looked to see if someone else had already filed.

Don’t mess with Central Tacoma.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. dirtydan54 says:

    I strongly suggest from voting in favor to any elected position that John Laddenburg may choose to be a candidate for.

  2. headedsouth says:

    We need new blood not old left overs that should walk off into sunset with their retirement that is paid by the tax payers.

  3. nwcolorist says:

    You’ve got to admire those Democrats. They are committed to their cause.

  4. What Dave meant to say was “Don’t mess with South Tacoma”.

    It is understandable, though – he is an Olympia guy and has a long history of doing a good job covering state issues.

    However, the local paper should have known better. But, then again, Jordan isn’t a Tacoma guy either.

  5. Jordan Schrader says:

    You might want to check the second paragraph. I wrote they live in South End Tacoma.

    -Jordan

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