Press Release

March 11, 2019

John O’Loughlin announces bid for
Tacoma City Council, Position 8


Tacoma, WA - As a lifelong Tacoma resident and with 31 years as a leader in improving Tacoma’s environment, John O’Loughlin stands with supporters, neighborhood residents and business-owners, to announce his candidacy to represent Tacoma for the at-large seat on Tacoma City Council. John O’Loughlin brings institutional knowledge to the Tacoma City Council and is dedicated to spending his campaign directly engaging with and learning from Tacoma community members, business owners, city agencies and leaders of cultural institutions.

“With my experience and passion for city government – we can work together to find innovative solutions to creating affordable housing, strengthen our neighborhoods through sustainable growth while working to ensure safety and historic preservation, and supporting our local businesses with intentional strategies to help them thrive.” said John.

O’Loughlin has worked for the Waste Water, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities starting out as a Laboratory Assistant and retiring as Assistant Director. During his tenure, O’Loughlin was instrumental in the $60 million Foss Waterway Cleanup Project where he provided oversight on the project’s execution and evaluated key project performance measures to ensure quality.

This campaign will work to reconnect all of Tacoma’s diverse neighbors and businesses to the city, elevating voices and working together to proactively support Tacoma’s growth. If elected to the position, O’Loughlin would replace the Position 8 seat vacated by Councilmember Ryan Mello. The campaign will be hosting its campaign kick-off in April, with more details to follow.


For additional media inquiries, please contact:

Joe Martinez
Campaign Manager