Lacey businesswoman considers whether to seek City Council seat

Cindy Sharpe
Cindy Sharpe rboone@theolympian.com

Business owner Cindy Sharpe, who has lived in Lacey for four years, is considering applying for the Lacey City Council seat being vacated by Jeff Gadman.

Gadman’s last day on the council will be Thursday.

If she decides to apply and is appointed, she expects to run for the seat in this fall’s election, she said.

Sharpe, 52, who runs Sharpe Public Relations, has spent 15 years interacting with government officials and developers on projects, including transportation.

“Maybe this is the time for me to dip my toe in the water,” she said.

If Sharpe applies and runs for the seat, one idea she has is to bring a shuttle service to Lacey — similar to Intercity Transit’s Dash between the Capitol Campus and downtown Olympia — that would run between the Virgil S. Clarkson Senior Center and a proposed senior housing project at Carpenter Road and Pacific Avenue.