Olympia, WAOlympian

Meet Olympia City Council candidate Bruce Wilkinson Jr.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of interviews with candidates running for Olympia City Council. At the end of each interview, The Olympian asked every candidate two questions: what they pay for housing, and if they could correctly state the median home sale price in Olympia, which was $430,000 when this series began but has since climbed to $452,000.
Lewis County, WAChronicle

Letter to the Editor: Herrera Beutler Has Burned Bridges — Vote for Kent

The Lewis County GOP Precinct Committee had its regular meeting June 7 in Winlock. Guest speakers included state Rep. Joel McEntire and state Sen. Jeff Wilson. I sat next to a soft-spoken older gentleman who described his career as a commercial airline pilot and the DC-3 in his backyard. We chatted and he said America was sinking into Marxism under the Biden Administration. The two speakers were rousing, optimistic and proud of the Republican stronghold in Southwest Washington that was brought about by courageous Republicans who were willing to fight hard. They begged the audience to support strong candidates to keep and enlarge our conservative area.
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Olympia, WAOlympian

Meet Olympia City Council candidate Talauna Reed

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of interviews with candidates running for Olympia City Council. At the end of each interview, The Olympian asked every candidate two questions: what they pay in rent or mortgage, and if they could correctly state the median home sale price in Olympia, which is $430,000.
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Washington StateClarkCountyToday

Have your voice heard in Washington’s redistricting process

Southwest Washington voters are encouraged by the League of Women Voters to express their views during the redistricting process. Your voice is heard on election day. But your voice doesn’t have to wait until election day. In fact, this month your voice can have lasting effects on future election days.
Cowlitz County, WALongview Daily News

Four local elected positions lapsed after nobody files

Four local elected positions will not appear on the ballot this November after nobody filed for them. When no one filed for Toutle Lake School District director for District 5 or the Silver Lake Cemetery District 3 commissioner positions 1, 2 or 3 in the regular filing week period, the Cowlitz County election’s office held a special three-day filing period from May 24 through May 26.
Thurston County, WANisqually Valley News

Special Three-Day Filing Period to be Held Next Week

Thurston County will hold a special three-day filing period that will allow citizens to run for elected office for positions without candidates. It will be held Wednesday, June 2 through Friday, June 4. “This special three-day filing period is a second chance for citizens to run for these open elected...
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Olympia, WAcooperpointjournal.com

A Discussion with Talauna Reed, Running for Olympia City Council

This is an interview with Talauna Reed, conducted on the night of the 18th of May, 2021. ML: If you could start by introducing yourself. TR: My name is Talauna Reed, I’m from Olympia. I am running for Olympia City Council Position 5. I am an organizer, and a community member at large, that responds to acts of racism, to acts of violence to people of color. A big push in my work is focused on holding institutions accountable for systemic racism.
Olympia, WAOlympian

Meet Olympia City Council candidate Corey Gauny

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of interviews with candidates running for Olympia City Council. At the end of each interview, The Olympian asked every candidate two questions: what they pay in rent or mortgage, and if they could correctly state the median home sale price in Olympia, which is $430,000.
Yelm, WANisqually Valley News

Smith Appointed to Open City Council Seat

Yelm City Council appointed Holly Smith to the council seat vacated by Tad Stillwell, the former mayor pro tempore, on May 18. Smith was one of nine finalists and says she filed as a candidate in November's election to try and keep her seat. “I was interested in applying for...
Yelm, WANisqually Valley News

Area Candidates File for Local Offices

Dozens of candidates filed for municipal government positions as Washington’s filing week came to a close last week. There were 20 people who filed for positions in Yelm, seven people who filed for seats in Rainier, 10 people who filed for office in Tenino and eight people filed in Roy.
Olympia, WAOlympian

Meet Olympia City Council candidate Spence Weigand

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of interviews with candidates running for Olympia City Council. At the end of each interview, The Olympian asked every candidate two questions: what they pay in rent or mortgage, and if they could correctly state the median home sale price in Olympia, which is $430,000.
Centralia, WAChronicle

Filing Week: Centralia Mayor Won’t Pursue New Term, Backs Councilor Westley Bid for Open Seat

Centralia Mayor Susan Luond said Thursday she will not pursue a second full term on the Centralia City Council, citing the large time commitment the position requires. “I knew a year ago that — maybe longer than that — that this was very time consuming. And I have a very, very busy life and it was requiring a little more time than I could give it,” Luond told The Chronicle over the phone. “But I’ve enjoyed it, as far as getting a birds-eye view of the government and learning how a city runs. It’s been worth my time.”
Olympia, WANisqually Valley News

Candidate Order on Ballot to be Determined by Random Lot Draw on Friday

The Thurston County Elections Office will determine the order of candidates on the primary ballot by random lot draw shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21. The drawing will be held at the elections office and will be streamed live on Facebook at facebook.com/TCAuditor. The elections office is located...
Chehalis, WAChronicle

Ballot Measure Would Allow Two At-Large Directors on Chehalis School Board

The Chehalis School Board will ask voters this November to allow it to dissolve its five existing directors’ districts in favor of three designated district seats and two at-large seats in an effort to better facilitate citizen participation within the legislative body. Board members passed Resolution No. 20-21-014 unanimously after...
Rainier, WALongview Daily News

Usher, Hendricks, Hollander win Rainier School Board races

The Rainier School Board will have several new faces after Tuesday’s Columbia County special election, including Christine Usher and Christina Hendricks. The county marked a 24.8% turnout, with 9,964 ballots cast out of 40,252 registered voters. Results are from the 11 p.m. Tuesday ballot count. All 33 precincts were reporting at that time.