I am pleased to announce that I have applied to fill the vacancy on the Richland City Council, where, if appointed, I would focus on improving residents’ access to the council. We need more opportunity for people to have their questions answered and their opinions heard. If you agree, please contact the Richland City Council to support my appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know, I ran for Richland City Council in 2019 and received 7126 votes, 48%. Councilmember Phil Lemley recently resigned leaving an opening that the six remaining members of the council will vote to fill.
The city charter gives the council 60 days from the time of the opening to appoint a replacement. If appointed, my plan would be to put the Tri-Cities Observer on hiatus to minimize distractions and focus on the council. Rest assured, I would be doing my part to keep you all informed of what the city is doing, whether it is on this blog or not.
In 2019, the Tri-City Herald as well as the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Laborers’ Local 348, the UA Local 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters and the Teamsters Local 839 endorsed me.
I would work hard to bring the change that the city council needs.
In the meantime, for all blog posts related to the city of Richland until the selection is made, I will include a reference to my status as having applied for the council job, for purpose of full disclosure.