Turning Tragedy into Hope

I am making the leap into 21st century communication tools by trying my hand at…blogging! My hope is that this tool will allow me a weekly platform to better communicate information to the constituents of District 5. As I brainstormed about what my first blog post would be about, the advice I received was, “make sure what you are writing about is relevant to those you serve and something you care about.” I took that advice to heart. Today is Domestic Violence Awareness Day. It is also the anniversary of the day Tacoma Police Chief David Brame took his wife Crystal Judson’s life, then his own. I was on the Tacoma City Council when this tragedy took place and can still vividly remember the feelings of shock and pain that…
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