I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July!
While most of my holiday was spent with Kelsey, Garyn, and Lauryn, I spent the afternoon talking with voters. I love doorbelling on the Fourth! Most people are home, the neighborhood smells like barbecue, and people are happy to talk.
I had a great conversation with a voter named Steve. He builds affordable senior housing and we talked about how we can get more built in Tacoma. Many of our seniors are on fixed incomes and would like to stay in our community but are facing the real possibility of being priced out of the market due to rising rents and property taxes.
I told him that I was just endorsed by the Affordable Housing Council and that I want to find ways to build more housing throughout our city, especially for seniors. While I know Tacoma will grow, I want to make sure that it remains home for our longtime residents.
Other topics I heard at the doorstep ranged from parking and crosswalks to homelessness. It was a great day to share my ideas for Tacoma and what I hope to do when I am elected.
I hope I will see you at one of my upcoming events or out in the community in the near future.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with your questions or comments either by phone at (253) 426-3784 or by email at [email protected].
I’m excited to introduce you to our Campaign Manager, Rachel Randich. Rachel managed Pierce County Prosecutor Mary Robnett’s very successful campaign last year. You’ll probably talk to Rachel at some point in the near future about one of our events so please be sure to welcome her aboard when you do.
Let’s Have Coffee
Starting this coming Thursday, and for the next few weeks, I’ll be hosting informal morning coffees at various locations throughout the district. I hope these will be good opportunities for me to connect with neighbors to talk about how we can improve Tacoma. I hope you’ll consider dropping by one near you!
July 11 – Olympia Coffee (2601 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA 98407)
July 18 – Anthem Coffee – Ruston (5005 Main St, Ste 105, Tacoma, WA 98407)
July 25 – Starbucks in Westgate (2405 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98406)
August 1 – Starbucks in James Center (1816 S Mildred St, Ste 6A, Tacoma, WA 98465)
July 20 – Saturday Morning Doorbelling Blitz
We’ll be meeting at the Starbucks at Westgate (2405 N Pearl St) at 9:15am to get everyone setup with walking lists on their mobile phones or with paper lists, if you prefer. We’ll go out and doorbell for a few hours after. Please email [email protected] if you’re interested in helping out.
July 24 – BBQ Fundraiser Hosted by Mary Fox
For more details and to RSVP, visit https://hinesfortacoma.org/July24.
August 6 – National Night Out BBQ
Kelsey and I are hosting a neighborhood BBQ for National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. There won’t be any political speeches or asks for donations, just a good old fashioned community BBQ. For more details and to RSVP, visit https://hinesfortacoma.org/nationalnightout.