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Tag: George Dill


Eleven apply for Puyallup council vacancy

A total of 11 people have applied to fill the vacant Puyallup City Council position formerly occupied by Puyallup Councilman George Dill, who died in November shortly after winning re-election.

The candidates include Tony Aho, who faced Dill in November’s election and lost by 7 percentage points; and Valerie Offenbecher, who previously served on the council from January 2004 to December 2007

The full list of applicants, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

-Tony Aho, an admissions official at Pacific Lutheran University;

-Dan Cardwell, a planner for Pierce County;

-David Couch, a teacher;

-Ron Crowe, an insurance office owner;

-Kathy Ferris, a veterinarian;

-William Hilton, a Washington State Patrol captain;

-Robert Lord, a retiree;

-Nicole Martineau, a paraeducator;

-Valerie Offenbecher, an office administrator and former councilwoman;

-Lewis Pugh, Jr., a retiree;

-Tom Smillie, who is retired on disability.

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