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2023 General Election Endorsements

Nathe Lawver
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Ballots for the 2023 General election will be landing in mailboxes the weekend of October 20.  We've been hard at work finding candidates that support the hardworking women and men of Pierce County. 

The Committee on Political Education (COPE) of the Pierce County Central Labor Council spent more than 30 hours this spring reading questionaries and interviewing candidates running for elected office in Pierce County.  

The PCCLC is a federation of labor unions representing the interests of more than 42,000 hard working women and men represented 97 affiliates.

The following COPE recommendations for endorsement were approved by the delegate body.  These candidates, through their written questionnaires and interviews, have earned the support of the PCCLC, AFL-CIO.  

Court of Appeals  Division II
Meng Li Che

Pierce County Council  District 2
Jamie Smith

Tacoma Ballot Initiative Measure No. 1 Tenants' Rights

City of Tacoma  Position 7
Olgy Diaz

City of Tacoma  Position 8
Kristina Walker

City of Tacoma  Position 1
John Hines

Civil Service Board  Position No. 3
Myrah Lyle Ballentine

MetroParks-Tacoma Position 5
Matthew Mauer

Port of Tacoma  Position 3
Deanna Keller

City of Tacoma  Position 5
Kristin Ang

City of Fife Position 1
Bryan Yambe

City of Puyallup At-Large
Shellie Willis

City of Puyallup  District 1, Position 1
Lauren Adler

City of Puyallup  District No. 2 Position No. 1
Joe Colombo

City University Place  Position 7
Alecia Cunningham

Bethel School Board  District 2
Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez

Clover Park School Board, Position 5  
Janet Caldwell

Clover Park School Board, Position 1 
Krissy Kim

Clover Park School Board, Position 2  
Bryan Thomas

Puyallup School Board, Position 2  
Trish Crocker

Puyallup School Board, Position 3  
Amanda Cuthbert

Puyallup School Board, Position 5  
Davida Haygood

Tacoma School Board, Position 5  
Elizabeth Bonbright

Download a .pdf of this list here.

Ballots are due no later than 8 p.m. November 7.  You can find your closest drop box here: Pierce County Drop Boxes.