Posts Tagged ‘jim merritt

Breaking News – Strickland’s lead in Tacoma mayoral race diminishes


Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Marilyn Strickland’s minuscule lead in Tacoma’s mayoral race slipped 54 votes from 171 as of 5 a.m. this morning to a 117 as of 6 p.m. this evening.

The vote count for Strickland now stands at 10,098 as opposed to 9,981 for Jim Merritt leaving Strickland with a razor thin 0.58% lead.

The next count will be released by the Pierce County Auditor’s office tomorrow evening at 5 p.m.

For the results of all of the November 3rd races Click Here

Have Jim Merritt and Jerry Thorpe Joined Forces?


Monday, September 21st, 2009

Like many of our readers, I’m currently struggling to find a job.  This means that I spend most days on the web, where I recently found the following Merritt for Mayor YouTube commercial, Jim Merritt A Leader We Can Believe In, with current school board candidate Jerry Thorpe providing the voice-over.

Jim Merritt for Mayor REMIX


Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Listen, after seeing Jim Merritt’s youtube campaign video, I just couldn’t help myself. No offense, Jim, you’re part of remix culture now.

Interview with Jim Merritt – Tacoma Mayoral Candidate


Monday, April 13th, 2009


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):


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