A Pierce County parks employee is running for an upcoming vacancy on the County Council.
Erich Sachss, who’s worked for the Parks and Recreation Department for three years and is pursuing his MBA, says he is running to help save parks and improve the county’s recycling efforts.
Sachs is running as a Democrat for the District 5 seat, which is now held by Barbara Gelman, D-Tacoma, who can’t run again because of term limits. The District includes Midland, Parkland and parts of Spanaway, along with parts of South End, East Side and South Tacoma.
Also announced for the seat are former Tacoma City Councilman Rick Talbert and mid-county activist Audrey Chase.