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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Three new faces to join Bainbridge City Council in 2018

The island’s City Council will have three new faces in the new year. According to initial returns posted by the county’s elections office, Rasham Nassar was on her way to unseating incumbent councilman Wayne Roth, while Matt Tirman and Joe Deets held leads in the South and North ward races, respectively.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Desire for change was crucial in Bainbridge South Ward council race

Someone new was needed.
That was the big reason behind Matthew Tirman’s election to the Bainbridge Island City Council, the candidate said, after the results of the first vote tally had sunk in.
Tirman is on his way to a council seat after pulling in 58.6 percent of the vote over fellow candidate Theodore “Ted” Jones, who earned 41.2 percent.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Progressive Voter Guide Recommends Tirman for City Council

There are two good candidates in this race: Matthew Tirman and Theodore (Ted) Jones. We lean toward Tirman because of his support from our progressive partners.

Friday, November 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Contrasts apparent in race for council’s South Ward seat

The voice of experience, versus the voice of youth. Longtime area resident against new arrival. Engineer versus executive tech guy.
That’s the contrast in the race for the South Ward, District 3 seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council.
Two newcomers to elected office, Theodore “Ted” Jones and Matthew Tirman, are running to fill the seat now held by incumbent Roger Townsend.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island City Council: Matthew Tirman

Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Tirman Endorsed by Bainbridge Review in Race for City Council

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:14 AM

Tirman's Fresh Perspective is What We Need

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:10 AM

Supporting Newcomers to Island Leadership

Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:45 PM

Tirman sweeps labor, education, LGBTQ advocacy, Democratic women endorsements

As we head into the final weeks of the campaign we are pleased to have secured the endorsement of major progressive unions, Democratic organizations, and the state's leading LGBTW advocacy group. 


Exclusive Endorsements for South Ward Race:

Kitsap County Democratic Women
Equal Rights Washington
Washington Education Association
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Kitsap Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Laborers' Union International Local 252
Washington Interior Systems Local Union No.41

Kitsap County Democrats
23rd Legislative District Democrats

Friday, October 13, 2017 1:47 PM

Tirman is better choice than Jones

Friday, October 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Kitsap Weekly 2017 Voting Guide - Bainbridge Island City Council, District 3

Overview of the two candidates running for Bainbridge Island City Council, District 3

Friday, October 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Six candidates, three issues: Bainbridge Island City Council election guide

The island’s City Council will have at least two new faces in the new year, as just one of the races for three open seats has an incumbent candidate.
All islanders will vote for representatives from each of Bainbridge’s three wards. In the North Ward, the race pits a solar energy consultant against an electrical engineer. In the Central Ward, islanders will have a choice between a farmer and a retired incumbent councilman. In the South Ward, they’ll choose between a project manager for the Navy and a businessman.
Below is information about each candidate’s background and their thoughts on three community discussions that councilmembers will consider over their four-year terms: affordable housing, planning for the island’s new police and court facility and electric municipalization.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:59 PM

Will Bainbridge's pedestrian bridge survive the November election?

Bainbridge Islander summarizes each of the Bainbridge Island City Council candidates positions on the 305 Pedestrian Bridge. Matt has been against the bridge from the start and would vote to terminate the project if elected. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Letters to the Editor in Support of Matt in this week's Bainbridge Island Review

Friday, September 15, 2017 4:40 PM

Letter to Editor in Bainbridge Islander - September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 4:38 PM

Letter to Editor in Bainbridge Islander - September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Quality Bainbridge City Council Candidate Q&A

The fall ballots will appear soon in your mail. We are writing to encourage you to study the ballot issues and races this fall and vote! We sent a list of questions to all the candidates for City Council, School Board, and Parks District Board, and we have posted all the responses returned to us. You can read the questions we asked and candidates’ answers online.

Friday, September 8, 2017 2:42 PM

Elect Tirman to Bainbridge Island City Council

The below Letter to the Editor appeared in this week's Bainbridge Island Review. I deeply appreciate the support from the community as we head into the final few months of this election. 

Elect Tirman to Bainbridge Island City Council 

Bainbridge Island voters have the opportunity to select a progressive candidate to represent them on the Island’s City Council. We have a candidate, Matt Tirman, who will keep his campaign promises and represent the best interests of residents. Matt shares our concerns over our growing population, affordable housing and the lack of innovative City Council thinking with issues that affect our lives. I have met with Matt, listened to his take on what is happening on Bainbridge and most importantly, Matt listened to me
Recent actions by our Council indicate there is a need for change. Matt is very clear in his opposition to Island Power’s plan to establish a Municipal Electric Utility. He is opposed to the Council’s decision to proceed with the Pedestrian Bridge as well as the latest cost estimate for the new Police facility. This opposition is not indicative of a conservative bent but rather his opposition to wasteful spending and the Council’s inability to prioritize expenditures. Recognizing his progressive agenda, Kitsap Democrats and two of the biggest unions in the state have approved and endorsed his candidacy.

Matt clearly sees that as Bainbridge continues to grow the problems and issues we face must be dealt with aggressively and with innovation. Transportation issues must allow and promote better public transportation options and reduce resident isolation. The housing crisis must be solved by code revisions for Tiny Houses, more use of ADU’s and inclusionary zoning in the Winslow core.

If elected Matt has promised to be open and transparent by publicizing his council votes and holding weekly office hours. Matt Tirman is the candidate who will return common sense decision making to the council while listening to and respecting the concerns of Bainbridge Islanders. Vote for Matt Tirman for City Council this November.

  Bob Seaby Bainbridge Island

Friday, July 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Matt is featured on Bainbridge Island Podcast

Matt was featured on Straight Talk Radio to discuss his campaign for City Council. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Tirman gets nod from carpenters in Bainbridge council race

Matthew Tirman has picked up an endorsement from the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters in his campaign for the District 3, South Ward seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Bainbridge candidates get union nod

Two candidates from Bainbridge Island have picked up endorsements from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 282.

Machinists Local 282 is endorsing Matthew Tirman for Bainbridge Island City Council, District 3, and Mike Spence for the Bainbridge Island School Board.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:23 PM

Matt is Endorsed by the Local 282 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Matt was the only candidate in the Bainbridge Island City Council race that was endorsed by the IAM for 2017. The IAM represents the Bainbridge Island City employees as well as many others across Kitsap and the Puget Sound region. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:52 PM

23rd Legislative District Democrats Approve Matt for Bainbridge City Council

The 23rd Legislative District Democrats Approved Matt's candidacy for the Bainbridge Island City Council. 

Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Matt's Approved by Kitsap County Democrats

Matt Tirman, Candidate for Bainbridge Island City Council, District 3, was Approved on June 19th by the General Membership of the Kitsap County Democrats. 

Tirman for Bainbridge (NP)
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321 High School Road NE STE, D3
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 
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