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Third Year News

As we head into May, I will be starting this years round of door belling. I hope to chat with each of  you over the next few months. In February, the Council picked four major goals to focus on throughout the year. The first three goals are capital projects, which are: Make progress towards improving our parks, especially…

Mid Term News

This is the second year that i have been out doorbelling. I have handed out “report cards “ and asked about concerns. Most people have expressed they are happy with the way things are going. The most common complaints have been the homeless situation and speeding in residential neighborhoods. I have reported all concerns to…

THANK YOU! George Dill once said to me while he was running…”You know, John what’s the worst thing that can happen to you when you run for election?”  He said it so seriously I was a bit concerned, then he answered his own question …..”You could win!” I don’t really agree with him, but it…

ELECTION DAY Thank you everyone for your support! Don’t forget to vote! – John

FINAL WEEKEND TO VOTE The turnout is still really low so every vote counts. My final mailer is out…just a thank you note. The surprise to me was the Realtors doing two mailers about the “common sense team”. They are impressive but imply that we are working together. Now we wait! – John    

BALLOTS RECEIVED Some even mailed back already!  Today is e minus 13 on the Pierce County election site. Meanwhile another budget study session last night.  Not very contentious…LTAC got the most comments as usual with Downtown Arts being a topic.  The Herald covered District One today …worth a read. Compare the answers.  I think I…

BALLOTS MAILED Some were received Saturday. Expect the rest today. Voters have the pamphlet, literature, and media information. There was an article in the News tribune Sunday…. “Newcomers abound in Puyallup City Council races.” It pointed out how inexperienced the new Council will be with only John Knudsen having more than two years experience. Next…

NEWS TRIBUNE ENDORSES HOPKINS This was a solid endorsement citing my opponents negligible involvement with civic issues prior to her candidacy, along with my past experience. “A solid member of the City Council whose focus has been on a sustainable budget, Hopkins is a hands-on council member who walks his district looking for problems that…

VOTERS PAMPHLET DELIVERED This weekend most people received their voters guide.  Next weekend  most people will receive their ballots.  Many will vote right away, and others would like some space to make up their own minds. Meanwhile the League of Women’s Voters forum is tonight.  I expect good attendance and lots of interesting questions.  Council…