FOUR CANDIDATES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR DESIRES TO BE OUR NEXT COUNTY COMMISSIONER
The August 19th Primary will have these names on the ballot for County Commissioner:
1. Robin Edmondson
Mr. Edmondson has “over 25 years experience encompassing Executive Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Finance, Securities, Budget Analysis, Business Development and International Marketing demonstrating proficiency in Leadership, Negotiation, Persuasion, Innovative Problem Solving, Evaluation, and Perception,” quoting his website.
He told the Yelm Community Blog, “I am running for County Commissioner because I am absolutely in favor of open government.” He pointed out that his agenda is “where your opinion is eagerly sought and you are an integral part of the decision making process.”
2. Jackie Jo Reid
Jackie Jo Reid
Ms. Reid told the Yelm Community Blog she is running because “Someone should do something! And then I finally realized that someone could and should be me.” Her website says of her agenda, “As an Independent, I have no party ties, only the people, to please. My concern is for every individual that lives in Thurston County. You are my priority and the one I will work for. It doesn’t matter how I stand on an issue – it matters how the majority stands on an issue.”
“Am I qualified? You decide. I have more than 8 years in finance, over 10 years in purchasing, and 10 plus years experience in City government. Additionally, I have a strong background in IT and communications.
I will bring fresh ideas and inclusive concepts to the table for all of us.”
Click here for her Vision for Thurston County.
3. Jon Halverson
Jon W. Halvorson
Mr. Halvorson has acknowledged the economy as being an issue here saying, “Given today’s economy and the difficulty of making ends meet, I will strive to help the County have the most efficient and effective services possible. I pledge to be open-minded, a good listener, and seek your advice.”
Mr. Halvorson’s bio includes being appointed by four successive Lacey Mayors as a citizen representative, served on the Lacey City Council and in May, 1993, became the 10th Mayor of Lacey and held the office through January, 1996.
4. Sandra Romero
Mrs. Romero has been a resident of Thurston County for 24 years and for 12 years, represented her constituents in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and much of Thurston County in our State’s House of Representatives. She worked to build consensus on issues as diverse as civil service reform, animal cruelty laws and landuse issues.
Her vision as County Commissioner from her website says, “I believe that we can develop both sensibly and sensitively. But we need to start now by cherishing our land, our trees and our water, not squandering them.
In governing wisely, the county can be a good and helpful neighbor. We must strike a balance between respecting private property rights and personal freedoms, while promoting public health and the joy of daily living here.”