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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
City of Lacey - City Council, Position No. 4

Types of City Government - There are two forms of city government in Thurston County: mayor-council and
council-manager. Under both forms of government the council is the city’s legislative and policy-making body. All council members are elected.

The council enacts all ordinances, resolutions, and policies consistent with state law for the safety and welfare of the city’s or town’s residents. Ordinances may include local tax measures authorized by statute. Traffic, fire protection, police, land use, municipal services, business, and other regulations are overseen by the council. The council controls the city’s finances through the budgeting and auditing processes and by exercising general oversight. The council also makes contracts, creates subordinate positions, prescribes duties, and fixes salaries. The mayor’s role depends upon the form of government in a particular city or town.

Mayor-Council: Bucoda, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater, and Yelm.
In this form of government, the mayor is elected and is the city’s chief executive or administrative officer and the ceremonial head of the city. The mayor carries out the council’s policies, administers day-to-day city affairs, and with some limitations appoints, supervises, and discharges subordinate officers. The mayor presides over council meetings and has a veto power over ordinances.

Council-Manager: Lacey and Olympia.
In this form of government the council appoints a city manager as the chief administrative officer. The manager appoints and discharges all department heads and subordinate officers and is responsible to the council for the proper administration of all city affairs. The council may discharge the manager but may not interfere with or bypass the manager’s day-to-day administration of subordinates. A council member is selected by the council, or by an alternative election method, to act as chairman with the title of “mayor”. The mayor continues to be a full member of the council with all attendant rights, privileges, and immunities. The mayor also presides over council meetings and acts as the ceremonial head of the city. The mayor has no regular administrative powers but may be required to exercise certain powers in emergencies.

All city and town positions are nonpartisan.

  Only voters residing within the city limits of Lacey will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Raymond (Ray) Payne 6454 Steamer Dr SE, Lacey, WA 98513, (360) 455-4598,,
Raymond (Ray) Payne

Serving the families and businesses of Lacey will be my mission. I will listen to you and will fight to put your needs first. Job creation is priority one. I will fight to make job creation easier and to remove barriers to job growth. I led efforts to lift moratorium on warehouses over 200k s.f., paving way for creation of over 1,000 jobs.

I will fight to define the role of government. I will ensure a vigorous philosophical debate before government oversteps its mission of providing public safety and adequate infrastructure.

I will bring common sense to environmental policy. The environment and the economy are not enemies. I will fight for policy that ensures both a healthy environment and strong economy.

No one will work harder for Lacey than I will. It will be a distinct honor to serve you on Lacey City Council and I ask for your vote.

Cynthia R. Pratt 5021 21st Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 456-4862,,
Cynthia R. Pratt

As your councilmember, Cynthia Pratt has championed citizen participation and transparency in government. Lacey now has an easy-to-use website and council meetings are broadcast live online.

Cynthia is an advocate for stronger neighborhoods. She supported the Woodland Business District visioning process to create a place where neighbors can meet neighbors and where businesses thrive. This is just the first of many vibrant pedestrian- and family-friendly downtown centers to come.

Cynthia has the passion and experience to continue as an effective voice of the people. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Evergreen and brings expertise in transportation and land use planning to the council. She is chair of Lacey’s Land Use Committee, president of the LOTT Board of Directors, and represents Lacey on the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency Board.

For our community’s future, re-elect Cynthia Pratt to the Lacey City Council.

Ballots will begin arriving October 17, 2013. If you have not received your ballot by October 24,
contact our office immediately.

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