Ranked Choice Primary Election Venn Diagrams 2012

Pierce County Official Local (Tacoma) Voters' Pamphlet Infographic Alternative
posted Jul 24, 2012
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Based on highly scientific statistical analysis and weaponized data mining techniques, The TACOMIC has expertly crafted these rustic VENN DIAGRAMS to summarize EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about the candidates (and more) in this, SECOND ANNUAL VENN DIAGRAM BONANZA!

MEANWHILE: Tacoma Mama's Unofficial Endorsements 2012

Jennifer wrote: "I haven't had time to devote to really doing any official-type endorsements, but informally: I especially like Jeannie Darnielle and Ben Lawver.(Lawver is not in my district though, he's in the 29th) For judicial seats I'm going with Mark Lindquist's recommendations, especially Gonzalez for Supreme Court. For OPSI, I do not have a problem with Randy Dorn and will probably vote that way in the primary, but I have also heard good things about James Bauckman. Some friends are supporters. If you don't want to vote for Dorn, I would go with Bauckman. It would be a good thing if they both emerged as the top candidates from the primary."

MEANWHILE: Mark Lindquist's Judicial Endorsements 2012
I cooperate with Mark Lindquist
Dear Friends,
People often ask me about judicial races. I appreciate this, because judges are among the least noticed and most important elected officials. Thank you for your interest.

Based on my personal experience, and what I've gathered from people I trust, here are my recommendations:
For Pierce County Superior Court, we should elect two new judges, and keep a solid incumbent. 
Jerry Costello is a deputy prosecutor who leads our Homicide Unit. As The News Tribune put it in their endorsement, "He has a formidable work ethic, a reputation for good legal judgement, and a demeanor that inspires trust." Exactly.

Stan Rumbaugh is a civic-minded lawyer who manages his own firm. He has a different legal background than Jerry, but shares the same work ethic and commitment to our community. He was also endorsed by The News Tribune and many leaders in our community.
Vicki Hogan is a 20-year judge who has proven her work ethic, integrity, and judicial skills. Her opponent is a well-respected former director of the public defender's office, but as The News Tribune summed it up, "There's no reason to replace her."
For Washington State Supreme Court, we should keep a solid incumbent, and elect a hometown lawyer.
Steve Gonzalez is an exceptionally well qualified Justice, and a well-grounded person. The first in his family to attend college, he has been a city prosecutor, an Assistant US Attorney, and a Superior Court trial judge. His opponent is utterly unqualified.

John Ladenburg was the Pierce County Prosecutor for 14 years, and County Executive for eight. He has also been in private practice and is one of the only lawyers in the state to have tried a death penalty case as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. His prosecutorial, administrative, and general experience will make him an excellent addition to the court.
In a bonus endorsement, I have to note the obvious: we need change in the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer's Office.
Tim Farrell is the person we need to move forward. The current administration has failed us and the office is a disaster area by all accounts. Endorsed by The News Tribune and a long list of local leaders, Tim will bring a much-needed outside perspective to a troubled office.
Thank you again for your interest, and thank you for your commitment to our community.
Your Prosecutor,

campaign mailer papercraft! campaign mailers Jack Connelly Jake Fey Lauren Walker
my wife handed me this mailer "It's so sad what the family has gone through" she said... and noted the large open space in this photo..."No Markus" I grabbed the mailer from her "No, he's there" outlining him in pen.

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Previously on the Tacomic: Venn Diagrams 2011

by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 3:11am
Mail in your ballots by August 7th ! 

by cisserosmiley on 7/24/2012 @ 5:50am
The devil horns seem to give Fey and Connelly a more friendly human feel about them.

by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 8:56am
  • page 16 WILL BAKER FACT! 
  • Page 22 - Mike the Mover! 
  • page 48 - that's not the same Rob Hill 
  • page 49 - that is some picture of Rob McKenna (creepiest i've ever seen. also talks in 3rd person)
  • page 70 - dumb dumb Clint Didier heeee's bacck! 
  • page 85 - please DO NOT VOTE for Hans "Family Values" Zeiger 
  • page 85 - Bill Hilton seems pretty awesome. 
  • page 108 - Mike Lonergan and Spiro Manthou talk about themselves in the 3rd person. 
  • page 110 - "Dale trusts in GOD, is a husband, father, proud grandfather, who believes taxpayers are boss." 

by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 9:13am

by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 9:39am
good stuff from Peter.  That mailer about Cheney Stadium was kind of a head-scratcher. 

why take credit for removing the covered seating ? 

by cisserosmiley on 7/24/2012 @ 11:02am
Jack on Pot ???
has anyone heard if Jack supports citizens on MJ reform?

by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 12:24pm

by jenyum on 7/27/2012 @ 9:49pm
Re:  Jack Connelly 

 AbortionPlease indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.a) Abortions should always be legally available.b) Abortions should be legally available when the procedure is completed within the first trimester of pregnancy.c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.Xd) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.e) Abortions should always be illegal.Xf) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements.g) Should Washington government funding be provided to clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services?

by jenyum on 7/27/2012 @ 9:53pm
And on same sex marriages:

d) Do you believe that the Washington government should recognize same-sex marriages?  Answer - No

by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 10:46am

by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 11:16am
Dick Dorsett13 hours ago near Tacoma · PIERCE COUNTY OFFICIAL LOCAL VOTERS' PAMPHLET

I’ve marked my primary ballot. But this year was tougher than ever
because I spent time reading the candidates’ statements. Some candidates
seem perplexed by written English. That’s not a disqualification for
office, only for teaching the language.

The writing prize goes
to Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson and her staff, who understand
that clean and lean English communicates best. Julie wants us to vote
and she will make it easy. No excuses.

The outliers provide
the expected humor. Mike the Mover and Will Baker put down real money to
appear in this pamphlet. I would like to meet The Mover some day to ask
why he doesn’t offer a few words about himself in the space provided.
After all, he is permitted as many words as the other candidates. And
those words, because they are limited, are precious. What is gained by
saying things like “I love Washington,” “I’m a husband,” or using eleven
zeros to say $15.7 trillion?

Education, endorsements,
experience, and community service (if it’s real) are all things to
include. But it was in the statements that I hoped for something fresh
or creative. I’m still searching.

For fun, cut out candidate
photos and place them in the spots of others. Their statements are
interchangeable: “Please vote for me.” Most provide resumes I would
never want for myself, including degrees from colleges I’ve never heard
of. For the sake of argument, let’s pretend all the claimed accolades
are genuine. One judicial candidate wants to remind you that he was
ranked 3rd in his class of 218 students – 29 years ago. Let it go.

Candidates from both parties adopt third-person writing or ignore
paragraph breaks. And candidates who cite RCWs and WACs.... Well,
they’re not getting my vote.

Here’s one candidate we can
“trust,” another who “served faithfully,” one who “inspires,” one with
“a plan,” and yet another who will forgo his salary. They go on. What’s a
“true Washingtonian,” for Pete’s sake? And when did we last see a
candidate use his space to endorse a candidate in another race?

Democracy is for amateurs, and we should all play. Don’t be frightened
when you read the Voters’ Pamphlet. Instead, let the scary ones inspire
you to file the next time around. Pick a position, put your money down,
and work your tail off. Then please write a statement that will
entertain or at least interest the reader. You have it in you.

by jenyum on 7/31/2012 @ 5:14pm
They've shrunk down the size of the candidate's statements to so small you can barely fit anything other than "I'm not an axe murderer" and "please vote for me." What's sad is that so many people still use the voter pamphlet as their sole source of information.

by low bar on 7/31/2012 @ 5:35pm
Nice diagram of all the people in high school you never wanted to be friends with..

by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 6:32pm
I ran into Laurie Jinkins at the barbershop buying Max a haircut.
Super nice and big fan of our weekly chalk art.

by NineInchNachos on 8/6/2012 @ 8:17am
The New Takhoman endorsements !

by cisserosmiley on 8/6/2012 @ 11:08pm
Great endorsements