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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
City of Tenino - City Council, Position No. 1

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.  
Bret D. Brodersen PO Box 1214, Tenino, WA 98589, (360) 250-2810,
Bret D. Brodersen

Since joining the city council, I have worked to maintain and improve our community through thoughtful and open dialogue, encouraging economic development and preserving our natural treasures. My common sense approach to serving Tenino involves listening to diverse points of view, identifying problems, and working hard to find long term solutions to make Tenino the best small city in Washington. My education and work experience in accounting and financial management give me the skills to put Tenino on track.

I want to continue to encourage and provide opportunities for local businesses to thrive while promoting the south county character, engaging our community members and fostering youth development. I am committed to examining the city’s processes and promoting fiscal responsibility. I ask for your support so that I may continue working for our community. Elect Bret Brodersen, common sense makes good government.

Frank Anderson PO Box 446, Tenino, WA 98589, (360) 561-5621,
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It is with great pleasure that I have been able to serve Tenino for over two decades. These are challenging times, and I feel that I have the expertise, knowledge, and the drive to see Tenino improve if everyone works together for the common good.

Nobody could have predicted that the economy would have taken such a severe downturn. I believe some of the items that we implemented in the past will prove to be beneficial in the future. I wish to continue to improve the ability of the City to be a viable community where businesses and people will want to be. As the economy improves in general, I believe I can help our community return to the friendly, caring community that it has been throughout my lifetime here.

I’ve always been open, willing to talk, work, and listen to the people of this community, and wish to continue.

Sirena Painter PO Box 176, Tenino, WA 98589, (360) 264-6510,
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My Name is Sirena Painter. When I met my best friend and husband of over 17 years, we had our daughter, married here at the Tenino City Park and bought our home in Tenino WA in 1998. Tenino is where we have built and raised our family.

Over the years I have worked on the Community Center Feasibility Study, volunteered with the Friends of the Tenino Timberland Library, been your Tenino School District PTA Rep for 5 years at the Middle School, served as your PTA President. You may have even seen me at your local Tenino Timberland Library where I have been employed for 7 yrs.

I will work hard to serve the City of Tenino. We must start working with each other in order to be a successful healthy community. I will ask many questions, work to find options and solutions. Thank you for your support and vote.

Ballots will begin arriving July 18, 2013. If you have not received your ballot by July 24, contact our office immediately.

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