Friday, September 14, 2007

Councilmember Terry Lee to run for Assessor-Treasurer

According the the Tacoma News Tribune, Pierce County Councilmember Terry Lee has decided to drop out of the race for County Executive in 2008 and run for County Assessor-Treasurer.

Below is the press release.


14 September 2007

Terry Lee, Chair of the Pierce County Council, announces he is withdrawing from the 2008 Pierce County Executive's race to enter the Pierce County's Assessor/Treasurer race for 2008.

Lee, a longtime public servant in land use and an outspoken advocate for private property rights, feels the Assessors's office is a good fit as he looks to continue to serve the citizens of Pierce County.

Details about campaign committee makeup and kick-off events will be forthcoming.

CONTACT:, 253-857-5478

This leaves the Republicans with only one announced candidate for County Executive, Councilmember Shawn Bunney. This leaves more room for Pat McCarthy, Mike Lonergan and John Mills to enter the race.

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