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Episode 9: Labor Unions in Tacoma Politics

Nathe Lawver talks to us today about the importance of labor unions and how they interact with local politics. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Sponsors Citizen Tacoma is proudly sponsored by Move to Tacoma.com.... Read More
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Episode 8: Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

Today we talk to Julie Anderson, the Pierce County Auditor and a former Tacoma City Councilmember. The auditor’s office manages elections, animal control, licensing, and more. How does the election process work? How does the... Read More
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Episode 6: Jim Merritt, Candidate for Mayor of Tacoma

Today we talk to Jim Merritt, who is running for Mayor of Tacoma. Jim shares his background and his vision for Tacoma. We talk about: Why he’s running for office, his thoughts on the last... Read More
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Episode 5: Evelyn Lopez, Candidate for Mayor of Tacoma

Today we talk to Evelyn Lopez, who is running for Mayor of Tacoma. Evelyn shares her background and her vision for Tacoma. We talk about: Why she’s running for office, her thoughts on last the... Read More
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Episode 4: Meredith Neal, Candidate for Tacoma City Council

Today we talk to¬†Meredith Neal about her experiences running for Tacoma City Council (Position 6) and what it’s like getting involved as a newcomer to politics. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Links MeredithNeal.com Sponsors... Read More
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Episode 3: Washington Won’t Discriminate

Today we talk to Seth Kirby, campaign chair with Washington Won’t Discriminate about the “Decline to Sign” movement against state Initiative 1552. Seth is also the Executive Director of the Oasis Youth Center, an organization... Read More
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Episode 2: What it’s like to run for local office

Today we talk to Erik Hanberg, a Metro Parks Tacoma commissioner, about what it’s like to run for an elected office. What does it take to run for office? It’s more than just yard signs... Read More
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Episode 1: Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Welcome to Citizen Tacoma. Our inaugural guest is Tacoma’s own Mayor Marilyn Strickland. We talk about what’s at stake in this year’s mayoral election, her legacy, and plenty about schools, methanol, and what makes Tacoma... Read More
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