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Tag: Pierce County filing week

May
17th

Mayor movement the theme for Pierce County elections filing week

Several East Pierce County cities and towns could experience a leadership shake-up after the November election, as a number of mayor positions are up for grabs and others have attracted challengers.

Election season started this week as candidates officially filed with the Pierce County Auditor’s Office for races in the Aug. 6 primary and the Nov. 5 general election.

Cities and towns with outgoing mayors include Puyallup, Orting, Eatonville and Edgewood. Incumbent mayors in Sumner, Bonney Lake and Milton all will face challengers.

In Eatonville, four candidates filed to run for mayor after Ray Harper opted not to seek a

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May
17th

Buckley elections mostly unopposed; Council Position 3 attracts challenger

Incumbent Councilman John Leggett will face a challenger for Council Position 3, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Marvin Sundstrom filed Friday to run for the City Council seat.

Incumbent council member Cristi Boyle Barrett is running unopposed for Council Position 2, and Nora (Lyn) Rose has filed to run for the open Council Position 1.

Incumbent Mayor Pat Johnson is running unopposed for re-election.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog

May
17th

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.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog 

May
17th

Three incumbents face challengers in Milton mayor, City Council elections

Philip (Marty) Lelli, Jr. filed to challenge incumbent Mayor Debra Perry in Milton, according to the Pierce County elections website.

City Council members Todd Morton and Bryan W. Ott also face challengers.

Cheryl Reid-Simons filed for Council Position 3 against Ott, and Leonard Sanderson filed for Position 5 versus Morton.

Also, council members Lois Zaroudny and  Bart Taylor are running unopposed for Council Position 1 and 2.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog

May
17th

Two file for Fife City Council Position 1, formerly filled by the late Richard Godwin

Doug Fagundes and Bryan E. Yambe have filed to run for Fife City Council Position 1, according to the Pierce County elections website.

The candidates are vying for a spot that was temporarily filled by former City Council member Kim Roscoe following the death of longtime Councilman Richard Godwin last year.

In other Fife races, Winston Marsh is challenging incumbent Councilwoman Dee-Dee Dukes-Gethers for Position 6.

Councilman Glenn Hull is running unopposed for re-election to Position 3, and Councilman Lew Wolfrom is running unopposed for re-election to Council Position 7.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog

May
17th

Outgoing mayor’s council seat attracts two candidates in Edgewood

Jeff Stokes and Tyron J. Christopherson have both filed to run for the open Edgewood City Council seat vacated by Mayor Jeff Hogan, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Hogan didn’t file for re-election.

In other races, Daryl Eidinger, Donna O’Ravez and Stephanie Shook are all running unopposed for open council seats. O’Ravez and Eidinger are both incumbents.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682
kari.plog@thenewstribune.com
@KariPlog

 

May
17th

Three incumbents face challengers in Bonney Lake

Mayor Neil Johnson is one of three incumbents in Bonney Lake facing challengers in this year’s election, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Johnson is running for re-election against City Councilman James Rackley. Mike Munson is also challenging the mayor.

In other races, Councilman Dan Swatman filed for re-election to Council Position 3. James “Kelly” McClimans, Sr. filed late Thursday to run, as well.

Councilman Donn Lewis is facing a challenge from Shawnta Mulligan for Council Position 6. Mulligan is the treasurer for a citizens group who opposed the city’s attempt at creating a metropolitan parks district in the April

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May
17th

Incumbent Councilman Hannus faces deep list of challengers for Sumner City Council seat

Councilman Ed Hannus filed to run for re-election and three candidates are challenging him, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Earle Stuard, Melony Pederson, and Jody Wilkins all filed to run for Council Position 1.

Pederson is leading a steering committee that has been researching a possible farmers community co-op, which the group hopes to open at the Red Apple Market property. The group is expected to present the City Council with a business plan in a few weeks.

Kathy Hayden and Councilman Randy Hynek have both filed for the Council Position 2 race, and Councilman Steve Allsop is

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