Joyce McDonald to run for U.S. House

Staff writerMarch 7, 2014 

Pierce County Councilwoman and former state legislator Joyce McDonald announced Friday that she will run for Congress this fall.

McDonald, a Republican from Puyallup, will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, for his seat representing Washington's 10th Congressional District.

McDonald, 61, served five terms as a state representative before being elected to the Pierce County Council in 2008. She served as chairwoman of the county council for two years.

“I am prepared to continue making tough decisions to ensure that the federal government balances the budget and learns to live within its means, without increasing the tax burden on our country’s hard working families,” McDonald said in a news release.

While representing Washington's 25th Legislative District, McDonald sponsored legislation to ban texting while driving.

The 10th Congressional includes Sumner, Fife, Puyallup, parts of Tacoma and most of Thurston County. It also includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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