Jun. 1, 2011 at 12:16am
From the Tacoma Sun:
Below are the questions and responses sent to Realtor Joe Atkinson, candidate for Tacoma City Council District #1. This district is current represented by councilmember Spiro Manthou who is retiring from the council. Thus, this is an open position.
The questions being asked to Tacoma City Council candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the Winthrop Hotel, Parking Requirements, Tacoma Streetcars, and Felon Dumping Ground Issues.
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by Erik on 6/1/2011 @ 9:16am
|More background information from the Tribune:
In what's shaping up to be a crowded field, legislative aide Joseph Atkinson has become the latest candidate in the race vying for the open City Council seat to represent Tacoma's first district.
(Two-term City Councilman Spiro Manthou who holds the Position 1 seat now is facing term limits and ineligible from seeking re-election. The nonpartisan Position 1 seat represents Tacoma's West End and the western half of its North End.)
Atkinson, a legislative aide to Republican Washington State Rep. Katrina Asay of Milton, is a graduate of Tacoma Community College who later earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington-Tacoma. He is also a licensed Realtor through Windermere, serves as the elected Secretary of the Ruston Point Defiance Business District and runs a local business with his wife.
by Erik on 6/1/2011 @ 9:18am
Dear friends and neighbors, I became a real estate agent for many reasons, but over everything else, I find the freindships that I gain to be the most rewarding aspect of my profession. Helping people through the most important and often difficult financial decision of their lives gives me the opportunity to meet great people and make a diffence in their lives.
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