Well, the final council meeting of 2011 is done and the old guard of the Puyallup City Council is done with it.
You’ll have four new faces on the council on January 3. We’ve already covered Mr. Hopkins taking over for Nicole Martineau.
In the at-large seat, Steve Vermillion takes over for Kathy Turner. Mr. Vermillion defeated Martineau in the closest race for the council. He was the best candidate and will represent our city well.
In District 2, John Palmer defeated Charley Stokes. Palmer replaces Tami Brouillet, who earned her seat by running unopposed four years ago.
And, up on the hill, Tom Swanson takes over for Don Malloy, who was part of the council for 18 years. Mr. Swanson defeated Robin Ordonez in another close contest.
The new council will have a good balance of experience and fresh faces. It will also have good balance with retired families and young families with children. This is a great makeup for the future of our great city!