The Tacoma News Tribune published their endorsements for the August primary. It is a very well written editorial that briefly touches on the issues surrounding this year’s election.
The Tribune clearly favors John Hopkins in the District One race. John would be a strong representative on the council for the people of District One. Tom Smillie would also do his homework and vote with the voice of the citizens’ in mind. Either of those is a good choice for Puyallup.
In the at-large race, the Tribune states it well: If you like the current road the city is on, vote for Nicole Martineau. If not, vote for Steve Vermillion.
That’s a pretty easy choice in our opinion. Steve Vermillion is head-and-shoulders above Martineau. He has a well-rounded background that will lead to smart votes on the dias. Steve is not afraid to share his opinion, nor is he afraid to change that stance if the majority of citizens disagree with him. He is a listener. That’s one of the most important traits of an elected official.
If you choose not to vote for Mr. Vermillion, please consider Chris McNutt. McNutt is another great candidate who has the best interest of Puyallup in mind. If he is unable to make it through the primary, we hope he considers running for council in 2013 in District 3. He would have the support of this site.
Vote John Hopkins or Tom Smillie, and Steve Vermillion in the primary.
Our Choices in Puyallup council, school board races [Tacoma News Tribune]