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Thurston County District 2 Commissioner Candidate Sandra Romero

Romero Campaign to Host
January 10 Kickoff Event

The Friends of Sandra Romero invite you to join her for her campaign kickoff for Thurston Co. Commissioner, Dist. 2.

The event will be held Thursday, January 10, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the historic Jacob Smith House, 4500 Intelco Loop S.E., in the Lacey Corporate Center (at the corner of Yelm Highway and College Street).

Music will be provided by the south Thurston County musicians, Gaelica, an “almost traditional” Celtic and folk group. A demonstration of traditional step dancing by the Reel Dancers will be part of the entertainment.

Please join Sandra and friends for good food, good folks and good fun,” quoting the Romero Campaign Press Release.

For more information:
Contact: Peggy Bruton, 866-7165

Olympian reporter Keri Brenner filed this report this morning,
“Two events this month will kick off what could be the most buzz-generating South Sound political race this year, observers say.

Former Lacey Mayor Jon Halvorson and veteran state Representative and Olympia City Councilwoman Sandra Romero, both Democrats, are vying to fill the open seat of Thurston County Commissioner Diane Oberquell.

No Republican candidate has stepped forward.

Oberquell retires at the end of the year after 20 years on the board the longest-serving commissioner in the county’s 106-year history. The winner of the race will represent District 2, which covers the eastern third of the county, including Lacey, Yelm and Rainier. The job pays $97,896 annually, plus an average of $20,000 in health, retirement and other benefits.

If no GOP candidate comes forward, the race will be decided by District 2 voters only in the Aug. 29 primary. If there is a GOP contender, the election will be decided countywide in the Nov. 4 general election.

Republicans have until three weeks after the June 2-6 filing week to field a candidate.”

Posted by Steve on January 8, 2008 at 6:05 am | Permalink

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