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

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 Tumwater will vote on this position.  
Kyle Taylor Lucas People for Kyle Taylor Lucas, 1841 Trosper Rd SW Trlr 4, Tumwater, WA 98512, (360) 742-3124,,
Kyle Taylor Lucas

Kyle brings twenty years of public service, including land use and natural resources policy, and social services activism to City Council. She understands the challenges facing seniors and working families.

Kyle will work to retain Tumwater’s treasured small-town character and sense of community while encouraging environmentally compatible economic opportunities.

Kyle’s priorities include sound management of resources to ensure public safety and essential services. She believes public input is key - our community benefits when plans are focused on a common vision and goals. The city must work collaboratively and regionally to fulfill its vision for a livable city with vibrant neighborhoods, a prosperous economy, and a healthy environment.

Kyle was honored to be unanimously selected for appointment to City Council and requests your vote to retain her. She commits to listen to you and to work tirelessly to fulfill the City’s vision of a people-oriented and highly livable city.

Debbie Sullivan Citizens for Debbie Sullivan Tumwater City Council, 5024 Lambskin St SW Ste B, Tumwater,
WA 98512, (360) 918-2739,,
Debbie Sullivan

With my private sector business background and serving on the Tumwater Planning Commission since 2003, I am the most experienced candidate running for Tumwater City Council, Position 6. I am well respected by my fellow Planning Commissioner who selected me to serve as their Chair for over five years. I have worked with the citizens of Tumwater in providing the City Council with a multitude of recommendations including the recent Shoreline Management agreement that protected our environment yet maintained options for future development of the brewery property.

My professional experience will promote smart and balanced growth, manage Tumwater’s budget and assets which will make Washington’s First City an even greater place to live.

Endorsed and supported by community leaders such as Representative Chris Reykdal, Sheriff John Snaza, Tumwater Councilmember Ed Hildreth, former Lacey Mayor Jon Halvorson and many others.

I ask you for your support and your vote.

David Reeder 6816 Lazy St SW Unit B, Tumwater, WA 98512, (360) 584-5931,
David Reeder

“You are my boss.”

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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