PO Council Could be in for Big Changes

A story on the Port Orchard City Council ran Oct. 7 in the Kitsap Sun.

With five seats out of seven open on the Port Orchard City Council, three out of four incumbents facing challengers and longtime council member Bob Geiger stepping down at the end of the year, the council could be in for a make-over with this year’s election.

Political longevity runs on the council. Four of its members are veterans of service to the City of Port Orchard, with a total of 102 years among them.

Rick Wyatt, the junior member of this group, has 12 years on the council and is facing Fred Olin for position 5. Carolyn Powers, in position 2, has two years left to serve in what she has said will be her final term. John Clauson, with 25 years on the council, is being challenged for position 4 by political newcomer Cindy Lucarelli.

Geiger has served on the council bench for a butt-numbing 45 years, leaving Jerry Childs and Dick Fitzwater to square off for his at-large seat.

Other incumbents running for reelection are Rita DiIenno, facing Jim Colebank for position 1, and Robert Putaansuu is running unopposed for position 3.

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