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Tag: Orting elections


All candidates who filed for open seats in Orting running unopposed

Joachim (Joe) Pestinger is running unopposed to be the next mayor of Orting, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Pestinger, a fire commissioner with Orting Valley Fire & Rescue, is running to replace Cheryl Temple, who has served city government for more than 20 years.

In other races, incumbents Graham Hunt, William Birkes and Scott Drennen are all running unopposed for their City Council seats.

Barbara Ford is running unopposed to fill Council Position 2, a spot vacated by outgoing Deputy Mayor Stanley Holland.

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