Campaign Kick-off Announcement

Auditor Julie Anderson Announces Re-Election Bid

 

Julie Anderson will run for a second term as Pierce County Auditor.  She kicks off her campaign on Thursday April 10th at 1625 Historic Tacoma (1625 South Tacoma Way).

 

Barleywine Revue provides live music, starting at 5 p.m.  The program begins at 5:45. Festivities will end at 7 p.m.

 

The Auditor’s Office is responsible for overseeing elections for as well as business licensing, public document recording, vehicle licensing, animal control, marriage licensing, and passports.  More than 250,000 people visit the Auditor’s Office …

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Open Government: $1,000 High School Essay Contest

Open Government:  $1,000 High School Essay Contest

Deadline:  April 19
 
“Why do we need Washington’s open government laws?  What would it be like without them?”
 
Essay length 500-700 words.  All entries to be submitted by email.  www.washingtoncog.org, click on “2013 High School Essay Contest.

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Strengthening Democracy: $100K digital format contest

Strengthening Democracy:  $100K digital format contest

Deadline: April 30!

The MacArthur Foundation is exploring the question of how to strengthen democracy in the US, given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education. Submissions due by April 30, 2013.

Looking@Democracy is a project of the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC), with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Through new initiatives and past work, the two organizations have shown their …

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Stop the Whining!

Stop the Whining!

I’ll speak March 9 at the WA State Open Government Conference. Title of my segment? “Stop the Whining!  How To Handle Public Records Requests the Right Way.” http://bit.ly/8ueroe.

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Saturday Mail Cuts & Vote by Mail

Saturday Mail Cuts & Vote by Mail

The USPS announced plans to end Saturday service to residential and business customers. That’s got people wondering about election impacts. We’re a Vote By Mail state, so you’d figure that this announcement would have us worried.

Nope.

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Washington ranks 2nd in nation for election administration.

Surprised?  Not me.  We work our tails off.  Pew Center for the States has ranked Washington as the second-highest performer in elections administration.

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The Year of the Snake

Every year,  I speak at the Vietnamese Community of Tacoma – Pierce County Lunar New Year Celebration.  We have a vibrant community of Vietnamese refugees in Tacoma.  In this photo, elders are honoring the spirits of their dead ancestors.

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2013: The Year YOU Run for Office

2013:  The Year YOU Run for Office

Check out all of the offices up for election in 2013!  File for office online May 13 – 17, 2013.  It’s not too late to ramp up a campaign for the 2013 election. 

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Candidate Academy begins Feb 6 2013

Candidate Academy begins Feb 6 2013

Is running for office right for you?  Join the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Academy for Pierce County-Tacoma..  It’s a new 4-week program, with classes each Wednesday evening, starting February 6, 2013.  The academny designed to help prepare potential candidates, campaign managers for local campaings.  Application deadline January 31, 2013.

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Pierce County Deserves a Loyal Opposition

Voters deserve effective pro and con arguments for every ballot measure.

As Pierce County auditor, I’ve contemplated this issue probably more than anyone. The process bedevils me, yields uneven results and the Voters’ Pamphlet is too often left with swaths of blank space where an “Against” statement should be.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/10/2430135/we-need-to-foster-a-loyal-opposition.html#google=CAESEN5KcibqINP4qLB8JGcD7X4&gsurfer=F2FOLLNz@mwAAI1R&is_fb_cookie_synced=0&optout=0&time=20130119003449#storylink=cpy

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