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Mayor under fire for possibly violating ethics code

Mayor under fire for possibly violating ethics code

City of Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Earlier in the month, City of Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland, returned from a 10-day trip to Seoul, Shanghai, and Fuzhou on official business. She accepted Ron Chow’s frequent flyer miles for the trip, a decision that she is currently getting flak for. Chow is the cofounder and president of Seattle Pacific Trading and Retail Restaurant Development.

Strickland told the News Tribune she was trying to save the city, which is in the midst of a budget crisis, with an additional expense. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/25Comments (0)

Mayor Strickland has ‘big plans’ for Tacoma

Mayor Strickland has ‘big plans’ for Tacoma

City of Tacoma Mayor-elect Marilyn Strickland

City of Tacoma Mayor-elect Marilyn Strickland

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

A tight political race that drags on for weeks is nothing new for Washingtonians.

Many thought this would be the story with the Tacoma mayoral race. On Nov. 4, Marilyn Strickland led in votes over opponent Jim Merritt by a narrow margin of 50.16 percent to 49.58 percent.

On Nov. 10, however, Strickland’s lead widened 51.37 percent to 48.37 percent. Though unofficial, it seems that Strickland’s election win is certain.

Though she won’t take office until January, she is hitting the ground running. “I have big plans,” Strickland said on Nov. 9, according to The News Tribune. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/20Comments (0)

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