County Elections HEADLINES
Imprisoned felon Robert Hill is slated to write the official statement opposing the Tacoma School District’s $500 million bond measure.
Voters overwhelmingly were approving tonight a measure to increase the number of “yes” votes required for the Pierce County Council to adopt new taxes.
Former Tacoma City Councilman Mike Lonergan looks like the next Pierce County assessor-treasurer.
The anybody-but-Washam contest ended in August. Now its the who-are-you race for Pierce County assessor-treasurer.
A second candidate for the vacant Position 2 Thurston County Superior Court judgeship has filed a petition asking that Court Commissioner Christine Schaller’s name be removed from the ballot.
A local attorney and a candidate for the vacant Position 2 Thurston County Superior Court judgeship have filed a petition asking that Court Commissioner Christine Schaller’s name be removed from the ballot.
There will be two new faces on the Pierce County Superior Court bench come January. Deputy prosecutor Jerry Costello was well on his way to ousting sitting Judge Beverly Grant in one of the five contested races Tuesday, and Stan Rumbaugh held a sizeable lead against Helen Whitener in a battle of two attorneys seeking an open seat.
Four out of five candidates for Pierce County assessor-treasurer agree on one thing: The incumbent needs to go. The incumbent, Dale Washam, disagrees.
Four Pierce County Superior Court incumbents face challengers this election cycle, and another open seat has drawn two candidates, both seeking their first full-time judgeship, resulting in 10 candidates in all. That’s the most since 2004.
A judge ruled Friday that Thurston County Court Commissioner Christine Schaller will remain on the ballot as a candidate for Superior Court judge through the Aug. 7 primary, even though she lives in Pierce County.
A major change in the makeup of the Pierce County Council will start with next month’s primary election.
Since voters rejected a sales-tax increase 16 months ago, Pierce Transit has slashed bus service by one-third, cut its work force by 18 percent and had its service area cut by 30 percent.
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