Gig Harbor

City Council Pos. 1

PCYD's Endorse Rick Offner

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Rick Offner

One candidate did not respond to our questionnaire:
Jeni Woock
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Sanctuary Status

Do you support Sanctuary Status for the area you would represent? Please explain.

Rick Offner


Yes. I believe Gig Harbor should be a safe community for all persons to live and work

PCYD & WA Democrats Resolutions

What resolutions from PCYDs or the WA Democrat State Party do you align with?
(PCYD: Decline to Sign I-1552, Petition: Tacoma City Council: Protect Undocumented Immigrants #HereToStay)

Rick Offner

I have signed the Decline to Sign I-1552 pledge

Goals & Needs of Constituency

If you could achieve three accomplishments in your coming term, what would they be?

Rick Offner

1) Manage growth and its impact through smart development practices;
2) Create an open and transparent government that listens to its citizens;

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Rick Offner

1) Improve approaches to traffic congestion;
2) Balanced approach to development that adheres to established zoning rules;
3) Preservation of the character of Gig Harbor's downtown and its maritime heritage;
4) Engagement of the community in decision-making process;
5) Establish representation for residents in Gig Harbor North which has been most impacted by development.

Connecting with Young People

How do you plan to involve the voices and needs of young people?

Rick Offner

I will be establishing community forums and Town Hall meetings to discuss issues with residents, that will include reaching out to the high schools, PCYDs, and other organizations involving young people.

Police-Minority Relations

Do you have any plans for improving police-minority relations? Please explain your response.

Rick Offner


No. I have not yet formulated a plan for police-minority relations. This is an area I need to study further.


How will you advocate for the homeless population? Including in regards to city camp sweeps and voting rights?

Rick Offner

I will support efforts in Gig Harbor to ensure that homeless citizens are treated with dignity and respect, and have access to needed services and supports.

Net Neutrality & Internet Privacy

Would you advocate for Net Neutrality on a Federal Level? Please explain your response.
Note: There was an error when creating the questionnaire that originally required a 2250 character response. Any additional characters candidates added as filler only have been removed.

Rick Offner


Yes. I do not foresee that NN issues will come before the City Council .

How would you protect people in your area from having their info sold through ISP?

Rick Offner

I will review ordinances, laws and municipal policy regarding sale of information to ISPs, determine how the City Council can work to ensure information privacy.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Rick Offner


Do you have any staff from PCYDs currently working or volunteering for you? If so, what are their names?

Rick Offner


Not at this point. PCYD volunteers are very welcome

What consultants for this current campaign have you worked/collaborated with?

Rick Offner