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Series: G68.1 Image#: 068 Date: 09-23-1980
President Jimmy Carter (center in hard hat) made Continental Grain his first Tacoma stop on September 23, 1980. He was accompanied to the grain terminal by many Democratic politicians and supporters including State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Jim McDermott, Pierce County Commissioner Joe Stortini, and labor leader Marvin Williams. Judith Parker, wife of Tacoma Mayor Mike Parker, is also pictured above. President Carter made an appeal to labor, addressing a friendly, largely blue-collared group of 300 workers, and pledged full support for a strong merchant marine. (TNT 9-24-80, A-1, 2) (Individuals have been identified in ink on this photograph)
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Series: G67.1 Image#: 128 Date: 03-10-1972
Governor Dan Evans spoke to an attentive crowd including labor and civic leaders at the dedication of the new Labor Center, 950 Fawcett Avenue, on March 10, 1972. He told the several hundreds gathered that the new center is "headquarters for a dynamic and thoughtful labor community." Among those in attendance in the front row are Catherine Egan and Joe Stortini. Seated at the table is L.H. Pedersen, Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Labor Council who was presented with a portrait of himself in recognition of his efforts in bringing the three-story new structure into existence. (TNT 3-11-72, p. 1)
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Series: D167706 Image#: 144C Date: 04-16-1977
1977 Daffodil Festival Parade. County Commissioner and Mrs. Joe Stortini greet parade watchers on April 16, 1977. They are riding in a blue-and-white 1955 Ford Fairlane convertible. Mr. Stortini had been a state legislator and longtime football coach at Mount Tahoma. In November of 1976, Mr. Stortini defeated Republican Robert Odman in the race for Pierce County Commissioner; Mr. Stortini had previously beaten incumbent George Sheridan in the primary.
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Series: C160451 Image#: 1 Date: ca. 1971
Copy of customer print. Informal portrait of Joe Stortini in a corduroy jacket. Mr. Stortini would run for re-election in 1972 as Democratic state senator from the 27th District and subsequently be elected. He was a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and a teacher and athletic coach at Mount Tahoma High School. Mr. Stortini would hold office as a Pierce County Commissioner and councilman before being elected as County Executive in the 1980s. Photograph ordered on May 11, 1971, by Glen Graves Advertising.