Tacoma's Strickland among four mayors to comment on State of the Union

Staff writerJanuary 28, 2014 

UPDATE: Before the State of the Union, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland said she was in a Seattle television studio awaiting her chance to watch the president's address and then give her comments with three other mayors.

Strickland said she was selected for the mayors' address during a conference last week in Washington, D.C. at the United States Conference of Mayors.

"It's an honor to speak on behalf of Tacoma," Strickland said before Obama's speech.

She said she planned to be "very candid" in her response and also to reinforce the message of the President.

INITIAL POST: Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will be among four mayors across the country to offer remarks on the PBS NewsHour after the State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama.

There has been no official word from the city, but a blog post on the Hartford Courant website said its mayor, Pedro Segarra, will join Strickland, Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz., and Oklahoma City Mayor Mike Cornett.

Comments will be aired on PBS NewsHour following the State of the Union address.

The City Council meeting tonight begins at 5 p.m., with the State of the Union following at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Kate Martin: 253-597-8542 kate.martin@thenewstribune.com @KateReports

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