Less than a week before the election, supporters of Melanie Stambaugh — who’s running against Democratic Rep. Dawn Morrell for a state House seat in the 25th Legislative District — are upset about a mailer criticizing the Republican candidate’s commitment to the Puyallup area.
Stambaugh, an Emerald Ridge High School graduate and former Daffodil Festival queen, told The News Tribune that she moved back to Puyallup in June 2012 and took the Sounder to classes for her last quarter.
While she’s wanted to run for public office since junior high, she added, it wasn’t her reason for moving back to her hometown.
“Never once did I anticipate coming home to run for office,” she said Friday.