Yup, Jim Merritt of Merritt Arch PLLC is running for Mayor of Tacoma in November. Merritt is known to Tacomans as a community activist who has sat on numerous local committees and boards including the Hillside development council and the Downtown Area Revitalization Task Force (DART).
Jim’s company, Merritt Arch PLLC, has been involved in many Tacoma developments including the Convention Center, the Rialto and the Foss Waterway.
Now, Jim has set his sights on developing the city of Tacoma as Mayor. He announced his candidacy in January of this year and is working on a campaign of uniting the city.
From Jim’s website:
It’s about keeping the jobs we have while creating the jobs we need. It’s about creating a safe community and improving our city services. But mostly it’s about creating a shared vision of the future for our city & making that vision our reality
Melonites Chris Van Vechten and Electric Elliot sat down with Jim, at his offices above The Swiss, to learn more about one of Tacoma’s mayoral candidates and his plans for the City of Destiny.
Listen to our interview with Jim Merritt (43:20):