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Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 5, 2014

City of Tumwater
Council Member, Position No. 2

Nonpartisan Office - Four Year Term - Vote For One
Only voters in Tumwater city limits may vote on this position.
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Candidate statements are printed as submitted and are not checked for factual or grammatical accuracy by the Auditor's Office.
Stephen Ssemaala 3025 70th Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98512; (360) 915-9077;
 Stephen Ssemaala

With my experience as an Adjunct Instructor of Political Science/American Government at SPSCC, former Assistant Attorney General for Washington State and currently contract attorney for the state, I am well suited to serve on the Tumwater City Council. I kindly ask for your vote!

From 1993–1996, I served as an elected delegate to the Uganda Constitutional Assembly. After writing the constitution, I fled from Uganda due to political unrest and later became a United State citizen. I am married and have four children. My son is serving in the US Army. I received my B.A in Global Studies and law degree from the University of Washington.

I am running for Tumwater City Council, position 2 to ensure that our city remains vibrant and well governed. I will work to promote economic development; protect and improve our community assets—parks, trees, open spaces, walkable neighborhoods and; strengthen relationships with our neighbors, businesses, and schools. I’ll bring the unique perspective of a citizen who moved to our community fleeing political oppression. I will bring diversity of thought on the council and I will always listen and ask for people’s input because “we the people” bring common sense solutions to Tumwater’s problems.

Tom Oliva PO Box 15000, Tumwater, WA 98511; (360) 754-3690;
Tom Oliva

It has been my privilege to represent you on the Tumwater City Council for the past six years. I moved to Tumwater in 1996 and volunteered in my homeowners association, my neighborhood and in community service organizations before joining the council. I have a Master’s degree in Business Administration and have worked for the Washington State Parks Commission for the past 19 years.

I love Tumwater -- its people and neighborhoods, its businesses and institutions, its history and opportunities. I am running on my record of service to our community and my experience as an elected leader who produces results. My priorities include preparing for private redevelopment of the brewery property, increasing public safety, supporting economic development, balancing the city budget and preserving our natural and cultural resources.

I am proud to be endorsed by State Senator Karen Fraser, State Representatives Sam Hunt and Chris Reykdal, County Commissioner Sandra Romero, the three mayors and a majority of councilmembers from Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey, and many other community leaders and organizations.

Most of all, I am proud to be supported by you. I ask for your vote to continue our work for an even greater Tumwater!

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