Yelm Public Safety Building & City Council Chambers
Filing week is now under way for the 2011 election season.
“The 2011 primary election is Aug. 16. The general election is Nov. 8.
“Nonpartisan positions are open for such local government positions such as Superior Court judge, mayor, city council member, school board member, fire commissioner and cemetery district commissioner.”
Here is the list of filings as of Monday, June 6th.
“YELM CITY Joe Baker, Yelm City Council position 2.
YELM SCHOOLS Dave Pratt, school board position 1; Donna Edwards, position 2; Denise Hendrickson, position 3; Wayne F. Hauss, position 7,” quoting Brad Shannon in the Bellingham Herald.
“Yelms Don Miller sits in Pos. 1, has been on the ropes for 19 years, and said he is going to wait to see who files, before he decides whether to run again or not.
“John Thompson will say good bye to Pos. 6 having declared his intent to step down weeks ago,” quoting the Nisqually Valley News.”
So, will the City of Yelm see any candidate compete with Council members Baker or Miller or vie for the open seat of John Thompson?
Will Miller run for another unprecedented term, entering his 3rd decade of serving if no one runs against him?
Jennifer Littlefield ran against Tracey Wood for a vacated Yelm City Council seat in 2009. She currently serves on the Yelm Planning Commission. Will she “throw her hat in the ring” for one of the Council seats in 2011?