At last night’s meeting there were a few citizens who chose to use City Hall and the council meeting to attempt to influence the election this November. One citizen with a different view of the situation pointed out that the negative comments were coming from people who had either lost in a previous election or had endorsed or financially supported the losing candidates. We decided to see if that comment is actually true. Here is what we found:
Merv Swanson – Lost in the 2011 election to Councilmember John Hopkins; endorses Mr. Hopkins’ current opponent and Mr. McNutt’s current opponent according to their websites
Bud Metzger – Endorsed Councilmember Steve Vermillion’s opponent in the 2011 election
Daniel Smith – Endorsed and donated money to Councilmember Vermillion’s opponent in 2011, endorsed and donated money to Mr. McNutt’s current opponent according to their website and the PDC
Robin Ordonez – Lost in the 2011 election to Councilmember Tom Swanson; endorsed and donated money to Mr. McNutt’s current opponent according to their website and the PDC
Councilmember Kent Boyle – Endorsed Councilmember Vermillion’s opponent in 2011; donated money to Mr. McNutt’s current opponent according to the PDC
As you can see, losers of past elections and their supporters have not heard the message yet that their view for the future of Puyallup is not shared by the majority of the citizens. As their desperation heightens they stoop to lower and lower levels.