Campbell will seek second term on Tacoma City Council

Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell, who was elected to represent District 4 in 2009, officially announced Thursday that he is running for re-election.

Campbell currently serves as the Deputy Mayor of Tacoma, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Vice-Chair of the Public Safety, Human Services and Education Committee, as well as many other boards and committees. His term as councilmember expires on Dec. 31, 2013.

Prior to being elected, Campbell served in a leadership role for several community organizations, including the Cross District Association, New Tacoma Neighborhood Council, The Grand Cinema, First Creek Neighbors, Dometop Neighborhood Alliance, TEAM, Downtown Merchant’s Group, City Club of Tacoma. He was also the owner of Buzzard’s Discs and Stadium Video.

Campbell has received endorsements from Pierce County Councilmember Rick Talbert; 27th District Senator Jeannie Darneille and Representatives Jake Fey and Laurie Jinkins; Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist; Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and at-large City Councilmembers David Boe, Ryan Mello and Victoria Woodards; and Tacoma School Board Directors Scott Heinze, Kurt Miller, Catherine Ushka and Karen Vialle.

“We need to continue to drive down unemployment and crime by creating jobs and focusing on improving public safety,” said Councilmember Campbell. “We also need to continue improving infrastructure by focusing on our neighborhoods and schools where many of our roads and sidewalks are either in need of major repair or are non-existent. Most of all, we to need to maintain a balanced budget that allows us increase resources to core services.”

Marty and his wife, Sandy, have lived on the East side of Tacoma for over a decade, and currently live next door to their daughter and two grandchildren.

Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)