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Pierce County Responds gives squatters the boot in Spanaway

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Councilmember McCune was personally engaged in working to bring this case to clean-up and conclusion under the Pierce County Responds program. In 2002 Pierce County implemented an aggressive and coordinated effort designed to resolve public nuisances.

On July 29, 2016, Pierce County received a “Warrant of Abatement” to resolve nuisances by cleaning up this property in Spanaway.  There were three types of violations on this property.

Public Works, the Sheriff, and Public Works’ contractors, executed the Warrant of Abatement removing and disposing all of the accumulated solid waste and any tents and RVs remaining on the property. Councilmember McCune is working to make sure that other properties in the County in this condition are cleaned up and maintained under the Pierce County Responds program.

Pierce County Fair on Pierce County Talks

Watch Councilmember McCune speak about the Pierce County Fair with the new Executive Director, Shelly Bennett on Pierce County Talks!

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Community Workshops to discuss Lake Kapowsin Aquatic Reserve

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting two community workshops to discuss plans to make Lake Kapowsin an Aquatic Reserve. These workshops will give you an opportunity to learn about and comment on the draft management plan. Share your thoughts about how to build a community partnership to ensure future generations can enjoy Lake Kapowsin as we do now.

View the proposed plan

June 8 and June 29, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Graham Fire Station 94
23014 70th Ave E Graham, WA 98338 

Questions or Comments:

Participate in the workshop, or send comments to:

McCune takes on illegal drug sales and use in Pierce County

For many people, buying a home is the American Dream come true...so what would you do if criminals turned your dream into a nightmare by buying, selling and using illegal drugs right in front of your house? Erich Ebel speaks with a citizen who is facing that scenario and from Pierce County Councilmember Jim McCune.

Jim's human trafficking segment on Pierce County Talks

The International Labor Organization says there are nearly 21 million victims of human trafficking across the world. Nearly a quarter of the victims are children and over half are women and girls.

Washington State and Pierce County have joined the fight against human trafficking. We talk with Pierce County Council member Jim McCune and Chris Gilge from Washington Engage.

It is vitally important that our society not stand idly by as human beings are bought and sold as sex slaves and forced labor. Human trafficking is no different than modern-day slavery, and it's not going away. I will continue the fight against human trafficking, and you can help...
To get help, or offer help, call the national hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

Learn to identify the signs that someone may be involved:
  • Those who've had their ID, passport or documents taken away
  • Those who show signs of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Those showing signs of physical restraint, confinement, or torture
  • Those being threatened by or are in debt to their boss
  • Those under 18 who are involved in the commercial sex industry
  • Those not free to come and go from their place of work
  • Those who work and don't seem to be receiving payment
Read the state report on Best practices in reducing human trafficking.
Visit the National Human Trafficking Resource Center online.
For more resources and information, visit Shared Hope International.

Washington Engage
REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade)
Polaris Project


Council proclaims January 2015 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Members of the Pierce County Council voted unanimously in favor of a 
resolution declaring January 2015 to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The statistics are staggering. We cannot call ourselves a civilized society with a straight face while this victimization is taking place in our own backyard. Until we all recognize what’s happening and try to get involved to stop it, these crimes will continue to grow unchecked. That’s why I’m thankful this resolution will help draw attention to the issue and hopefully lead to fewer victims and stiffer penalties.

About Jim McCune (District 3 Representative)

Jim McCune was elected to the Pierce County Council in November 2012. Council Member McCune represents the communities of:


Council Member McCune serves as the Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee. He also serves as a member of the Community Development Committee, as well as the Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee. Council Member McCune also serves on several other committees and external boards.

Council Member Jim McCune’s career began over 44 years ago as a provider of Copper River Salmon products in the private sector. Jim served on the board of Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) for 12 years. PWSAC has 5 world class hatcheries in Alaska. These hatcheries are privately owned and operated, creating over 2,500 jobs directly and indirectly, contributing millions of dollars in the Pacific Northwest.

Councilman McCune discovered a desire for public service through his business associations and while taking private courses on early foundational American history and constitutional law. His passion for civics was inspired by the vision our founding fathers had for this country. They appealed to the Supreme Judge of the world for wisdom to design our constitutional republic; thereby, protecting our unalienable right to life, liberty and property. He emphasizes his hope that our courts will return to seeking original intent when deciding law. It is his utmost desire to uphold his oath to support and defend our state and federal constitutions. 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Ps. 33:12)

Graham Business Association, member
Eatonville Chamber of Commerce, member
Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, member
Sons of the American Legion, member
2nd and 29th District Republican Club, member
Active church member
Adoptive parent

Washington State Legislator, 2nd Leg. District
Assistant scout master, Boy Scouts of America
Awana leader
Kiwanis Club, member
Food bank volunteer
Junior high and high school basketball coach for over 10 years
Director, adult community outreach basketball program
Former foster parent

Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business
100 percent voting record, Farm Bureau
Numerous basketball coaching awards

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Jim McCune
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Jim McCune
District 3 Councilmember

Amy Cruver
Councilmember Assistant

County-City Building
Room 1046
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402-2176

Ph: (253) 798-6626
Fx: (253) 798-7509


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