PO Councilwoman Powers Hangs Tough on Not Tipping Her Hand

The race for Port Orchard City Council is taking shape with three out of four incumbents up for reelection declaring their intentions to defend their seats, and two challengers joining the race.

Filing week is next week, June 1 through 5.

Amy Igloi Matusuno, owner of Amy’s on the Bay restaurant, and Cindy Lucarelli, who lost to longtime incumbent councilman John Clauson in 2007, have both said they will run, but neither candidate will announce which seat she is seeking before filing.

Fred Chang (position 6), Rob Putaansuu (position 3) and Jerry Childs (at large), all said on Tuesday they will go after another term. Longtime Councilwoman Carolyn Powers (position 2), however, will not make her intentions known before filing week, she said.

Powers is completing her fifth full term on the council with 22 years under her belt. She has been steadfastly non-committal about whether or not she will run again. With days to go before filing begins, surely she has made up her mind one way or another. But, she said, there’s “nothing to be gained” in changing course this late in the game.

Learn more about the candidates later at kitsapsun.com.

2 thoughts on “PO Councilwoman Powers Hangs Tough on Not Tipping Her Hand

  1. Diane – It sounds to me like you’re suggesting either age or term limits on elected officials in local offices – city councils, water districts etc. Is my perception correct?

    What do the rest of you think?

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