Saturday, October 11, 2008

News Tribune Assessor-Treasurer endorsements

The Tacoma News Tribune editorial blog posted their intention on Monday to endorse

First Choice: Terry Lee
Second Choice: Barbara Gelman
Third Choice: Jan Shabro

in the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer race.

Since this is a Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) race where voters will be allowed to list their first choice, second choice and third choice, the News Tribune is making the three endorsements in the race. This is particularly important in this race since there are six candidates in the race and it is likely no one candidate will receive a majority of the first choices. As a result, second and third choices become important to determining the winner.

This is good information for the voters of Pierce County. Thank you to the News Tribune for providing this public service.

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At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Jesse Hill said...

Although Dale Washam is listed as not having responded to this inquiry, his civic experience and voters' pamphlet statement show him has being the superior candidate.

He has been a number of times to the Washington Supreme court, to challenge the overbearing Pierce county Prosecutor's office...and prevailed!!

He points out that state law only requires a once-every-4-years re-assessment of property values.

The Democrats who have held the office for the last 20 years have utilized an ANNUAL readjustment and re-assessment of values. While this is authorized by law, it's a bad thing to do. It simply emphasizes the power of government to harass the citizens once a year instead of only every four years...and maximizes revenue to the state.

My second choice is Beverly Davidson, having the fresh ethic of implementing office reforms that someone with her history knows how to do.

-Jesse Hill-
--Tacoma, Wash.--


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