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Tag: Puyallup elections


Public Disclosure Commission filings: Puyallup campaign updates

After two Planning Commission members who are running for Puyallup City Council were criticized for their conduct, a heated political debate broke out at Tuesday’s regular council meeting. 

Part of that debate focused on contributions to competing candidates. Below is an updated list of all the Puyallup City Council candidates and their most recent financial records with the state Public Disclosure Commission.


John Hopkins* $5,100 (Personal contributions; Hopkins’ campaign is self-financed)

Corry Glucoft $200 (Donor Joan Cronk)


Steve Hastings** $0 (Self-financed: Doesn’t intend to

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Several city Planning Commission members file for open council seats in Puyallup

Several Planning Commission members have filed to run for open seats on the Puyallup City Council.

Mayor Rick Hansen is ineligible to run again, and candidates Steve Hastings and Heather Shadko filed to run for the open position.

Hansen served as a council member from 1980 to 1988, and has reached the 12-year lifetime term limits set by the City Council in 2011. A new mayor will be chosen after the election. It is an appointed two-year position filled by standing council members.

Hastings is the chair of the city’s Planning Commission.

Shadko, who works for the Port of Tacoma

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McNutt first candidate to file for District 3 race in Puyallup elections

Chris McNutt, vice chair of Puyallup’s Planning Commission, has filed to run for City Council, according to the Pierce County elections website.

McNutt filed to run for District 3 Position 2. He is the first to declare a bid for the district spot. Filing week ends Friday, May 17.

District 3 Councilman Kent Boyle has yet to file for re-election. His current term expires at the end of this year.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682