John Hopkins has disclosed (with the Public Disclosure Commission) his intention to run in the November 2011 election for the Puyallup City Council position in District I, Position #2.
This is the position that the late George Dill was elected to in the 2009 election. George passed away November 19, 2009 just days after the election was final. Nicole Martineau was appointed by the remaining council to serve the first two years of George’s four year term. By council rules, appointments can only be made for two years. Ms. Martineau failed miserably in representing citizens of District I as George did and as she promised to do during her appointment interview on January 13, 2010.
Mr. Hopkins will be running for the remaining two years of George Dill’s term since Ms. Martineau will be attempting to fill the At Large position without crossing the bridges she burnt in District I. If she is opposed by anyone, she will not succeed.
Good luck to Mr. Hopkins!