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Who's the Lacey Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named their person of the year. Tell us who you think should win from our area!

This month, Time magazine named President Obama their Person of the Year, again.

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. But, the president took the title again four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008.

But how about locally? Who is the Lacey area’s Person of the Year — the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse”?

Tell us your pick in the comment section below!

peace32191 December 31, 2012 at 04:51 AM
I vote for matt Reid! He is the best person in Lacey
Elaine December 31, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Whos Hickey?
Kenny Pitman December 31, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Pastor Linda Applegate and the Lacey United Methodist Church ... For all they have done and continue to do...
Becki Ann December 31, 2012 at 05:23 AM
The entire LUMC family.
SimplyFab December 31, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Mr Matt Reid*
Matt Reid December 31, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Aside from being me, the most awesome person on the planet, I deserve this title because this year I retired after 6 years of delivering in the town. I liked to imagine myself as patrolling the town, maintaining the status-quo, while serving residents delicious food. Seriously though, I probably have impacted more people's lives in this town than any other public figure (albeit in a more subtle way).
frank rizzo December 31, 2012 at 06:07 AM
i agree bill moss i,ve heard pastor applegate did a lot of good work after sandy. she deserves some recognition. isnt it sad that those like shutupbaby , johnny lump it , and willy no goode have to try and take away from a woman like that with their bitter hatred and misguided opinions? listen the ken doll you guys ran for president lost get over it already and vote for pastor applegate. we need a lot more applegates and a whole lot less nitwits like these clowns.
frank rizzo December 31, 2012 at 06:08 AM
i think matt reid sprained his shoulder from patting himself on the back too often.
Elaine December 31, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Whos Matt Reid? Are you related to Rude?
Lindsey Marie December 31, 2012 at 08:37 AM
I vote Matt Reid! Stop the Madness!
Buck Russell December 31, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Filthy fun gets my vote!
BW ph December 31, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Filthy Fun!!
Insideoutsider December 31, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Pastor Applegate
proud December 31, 2012 at 02:54 PM
"Person of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, group, idea or object that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year."[ I suppose Sandy would qualify and be the hands down winner.
3y3h34rtCl1ft0n December 31, 2012 at 03:01 PM
@Elaine, Matt Reid delivered Chinese food through the rain, snow, hail, freezing temperatures and holidays. Eating lo mein from China King? Thank Matt Reid. Able to bring the family together over a hot meal? Matt Reid most likely brought it. Need to know an address? He knows this town and its geographical intricacies better than most could comprehend. It's time to honor this unsung hero.
Elaine December 31, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Matt sounds like a true american hero
Louie December 31, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Pastor Linda Applegate and entire congregation of LUMC! Thank You !
Monica Lee December 31, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Matt reid
Jay Ward December 31, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Matt Reid is a darn nice guy.
Rebecca December 31, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Matt Reid, He has been my best friend for almost ten years. He has been a fellow co worker and school mate. He has been my protector and guider. I love him as a brother. He has brought so much to this county and our community, with the help on several boards; from cleaning up the town to equal rights. He is my hero..
Helena December 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Matt Reid gets my vote! He is sure fun to travel with!
Linda M December 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Matt Reid has my vote!
ed sherwood December 31, 2012 at 11:50 PM
me..............................................................................
Monica Lee January 03, 2013 at 06:11 AM
Yet again it has come down to two great candidates. Currently it seems only fair to have this vote go to someone who has dedicated their life and time to helping those who live in this exceptional town. The most understandable character that could surely fit this description would have to be soon to be Dr. Matt Reid. For he has become a man all love and will live with his heart of gold and hands of service.
grace January 03, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Pastor Applegate!
grace January 03, 2013 at 10:02 PM
sean sharkey hahahahahahahah
WAYNE e. sABO January 04, 2013 at 06:04 PM
I submit my vote for Pastor Linda Applegate. A true person of charity. Wayne E. Sabo
patricia doyle January 05, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Pastor Linda Applegate!
Jay Burnett January 12, 2013 at 07:00 PM
She is a wonderment, having served the hoemless and the needy before Sandy ever hit, the woman embodies everything good a human b eing can be. And that my dears is real heaven on earth.
Jay Burnett January 12, 2013 at 07:20 PM
But he says he left town....

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