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Nonprofit board member and finance director running for assessor-treasurer

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on July 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
July 13, 2011 1:29 pm
Gommenginger

Corrigan Gommenginger, a Tacoma resident who has been serving of boards of nonprofit community organizations for eight years, announced today he is running for Pierce County assessor-treasurer.

“With America’s economy lagging I felt that it was my time to step up and assist the residents of Pierce County,” Gommenginger said in a news release. “I want to champion tax relief to help our families in the homes they have worked so hard to buy.”

Gommenginger said he also wants to provide tax incentives for businesses to create living-wage jobs. He said the assessor-treasurer’s office can “do more with less.”

Gommenginger, 26, said he works as director of finance for a Tacoma nonprofit community organization. He declined to disclose who he works for at his employer’s request.

Gommenginger has managed finances for NARAL, Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, Navos and BlueHead Publishing.

Pierce County Councilman Tim Farrell also has announced his candidacy for the assessor-treasurer’s office. The election is scheduled for November 2012.

Dale Washam, the current assessor-treasurer, is the subject of a recall petition campaign.

For more information on Gommenginger, visit www.voteforcorrigan.com.

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