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Planning commission member Benson to run for county council

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on Jan. 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm with No Comments »
January 9, 2012 5:09 pm

Sharon Benson, a Realtor and member of the Pierce County Planning Commission, announced today she is running for the Pierce County Council seat being vacated by term-limited Tim Farrell.

Benson, 62, a Tacoma Democrat, is the third candidate to announce a bid for the District Four seat. Benson will run against State Rep. Connie Ladenburg, a Tacoma Democrat who announced in November, and University Place City Council member Chris Nye, a Republican who announced last week. Nye said he would remain on the UP council if elected to the Pierce County Council.

Benson, a Realtor and managing broker with Coldwell Banker Bain, said the county needs more pragmatic fiscal management and a better bipartisan approach.

Benson is vice president of the Stadium Historic District Business Association and an executive committee member for the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.

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