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Tag: Sumner City Council


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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City Council member Dumas files to challenge Enslow for mayor of Sumner

Sumner City Council member Nancy Dumas has filed to run against Incumbent Mayor Dave Enslow, according to the Pierce County elections website.

Dumas, who was elected to the council in 2011, filed Wednesday afternoon. She said she decided to run to give Sumner residents a choice for their mayor.

“I firmly believe a candidate should never run unopposed,” she said Wednesday.

Dumas said she committed to serve the community for four years, and said she will finish out her term proudly if a mayor bid doesn’t work out.

“I can give two more years if that is what the people want

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Sumner City Council to review YMCA agreement as organization pursues new site for facility

Residents from Sumner, Bonney Lake and the surrounding areas have long hoped for a YMCA facility, and an announcement this week indicates the long wait could be nearing an end.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties announced Thursday that it is pursuing a new location in Sumner for a facility that has been in the works for five years.

The Y has received nearly $7.8 million in community donations for the project, which will increase in scope if the City Council approves terms linked to a new proposed site of about 10 acres near 64th Street

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Sumner council member announces mayoral candidacy during meeting in apparent violation of city rules, state election laws

Sumner City Councilman Randy Hynek announced at a televised council meeting that he plans to challenge incumbent Mayor Dave Enslow in the November election.

The announcement, which Hynek shared at the April 1 council session broadcast on Pierce County TV, was in violation of Sumner City Council rules and Public Disclosure Commission regulations.

Hynek, following a confrontation with the city clerk regarding a missing agenda item, announced his bid to run for the post.

“I’ve decided that there needs to be changes and I can’t wait to make them, I’m running for mayor,” Hynek said. “I’m

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