Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Tag: Patricia Lecy-Davis


Tacoma: City Council candidate Lecy-Davis dumps local cartoonist from endorsement list

When does an endorser get un-endorsed?

Apparently, when he becomes too much of a rabble-rouser in a “clean” campaign for local public office.

That’s what happened Monday to irreverent Tacoma cartoonist R.R. Anderson.

Anderson, who’s known for his no-holds-barred satirical renderings of local politicians and Grit City scenesters, granted Tacoma City Council candidate Patricia Lecy-Davis permission to use his name on her list of local notables who support her bid for office against District 2 City Councilman Robert Thoms. 

Since mid-April, Anderson’s name had prominently adorned Lecy-Davis’s endorsement list on her campaign website.  

Read more »


Tacoma: Van Dyk challenges Lonergan for 5th District city council seat

A second candidate has emerged to challenge an incumbent in this year’s Tacoma City Council races.

Justin Van Dyk officially filed his candidate’s registration with the state on April 5, declaring his intent to run for the council’s District 5 seat representing south Tacoma now held by Joe Lonergan.  

Shortly after Van Dyk registered, Lonergan himself filed his own candidacy paperwork and today officially announced in a press release that he’s seeking re-election.

In a phone interview today, Van Dyk, 25, said he is

Read more »


Tacoma: Lecy-Davis announces bid for City Council’s District 2 seat

Downtown business owner and community activist Patricia Lecy-Davis announced Monday she intends to run for the Tacoma City Council’s District 2 Council seat.

“I’m running because I believe that our citizens deserve the most committed representation possible,” Lecy-Davis is quoted in a press announcement issued Monday. “I will work hard to meet and engage with the people across this district, and to bring a voice to their issues on the City Council.”

Lecy-Davis was among seven candidates to apply for the seat vacated Dec. 31 by Councilman-turned-state Rep. Jake Fey. During her appointment interview in January, she told council members

Read more »


Tacoma: City Council expected to name new member today

Tacoma’s City Council likely will name its next council member later today, after a round of public interviews and private discussions.

As we reported here, the council intends to interview each applicant for the job during a live broadcast on Tacoma TV 12 beginning at noon today. The council is expected to convene to an executive session to discuss the candidates’ qualifications, then select the new member during the Council’s regular meeting at 5 p.m.

Seven applicants have applied to fill the District 2 seat, vacated by seven year Councilman Jake Fey on Dec. 31. Fey left the council

Read more »


Tacoma: City Council expected to appoint new council member next week

In one week, Tacoma likely will know who its next City Council member will be.

City officials said today Tacoma’s eight sitting council members are likely to appoint  a new member on Jan. 15  from a pool of seven candidates who applied to fill the seat recently vacated by state Rep. Jake Fey, D-27.

The decision  likely will come during the council’s regular meeting on Jan. 15 — several hours after each candidate is interviewed during a noon study session,  according to a press release issued today.  All of the candidate interviews will be televised live on Tacoma TV 12.

Read more »


Tacoma: Seven candidates apply to fill Fey’s City Council seat

A political consultant. A boutique cake shop owner. A downtown salon proprietor. A real estate broker. A retired teacher . A state patrol sergeant. An art house theater director.

They are among the seven candidates who filed applications vying for appointment to fill the unexpired term of outgoing Tacoma City Councilman Jake Fey.  Fey, who officially vacates his District 2 council seat on Dec. 31, won election to the Washington House of Representatives in November.

Some of the applicants who filed for Fey’s seat have sought appointment to the council before.  Some have run for elected office, with at least

Read more »