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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
City of Tenino - City Council, Position No. 3

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 Tenino will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
John J. O'Callahan PO Box 507, Tenino, WA 98589, (360) 259-1704,
John J. O'Callahan

I seek the office of Tenino City Council Position #3 to work on the challenges that we now face, keeping our police department, getting control of the city budget, and reviving the Tenino business district.

Having lived in Tenino for 22 years, I remember a City that had faith in their council. In recent years we have seen opportunities for our city to become economically viable, lost. We are now 61% below the poverty level and listed as a city in decline by the State Auditor since 2010. These are all issues that can be fixed with a council that works together and remembers that we work for you! I will work for you and with you to repair our problems and make Tenino, the City we call home, a place we can always be proud of. Please vote John O’Callahan for Tenino City Council Position #3 on November 5th.

Robert D. Scribner PO Box 1189, Tenino, WA 98589, (360) 508-5984,
Robert D. Scribner

I have been a council member for over nine years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. I am retired from both the state and the military, after over twenty year’s service in each. True citizens have a duty to contribute a significant part of their lives to their country and community that they call home. The City of Tenino has been my home for over twenty-two years.

I ask for your vote to keep me in office. I want Tenino to grow and prosper. Elected officials should act responsibly, with due diligence, before making decisions. We need to encourage new businesses to move into Tenino. We need to ensure we follow all the laws before making changes to our city. We need to consult with experienced professionals before making decisions involving new construction or ordinances. We need to use our limited monetary resources wisely.

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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