“Who’s running for Thurston County Commissioner in 2020 so far”
“Terms for commissioners representing District 1 and District 2 expire in 2020, and voters will decide who keeps or claims those seats. District 1 covers the middle third of Thurston County and includes downtown Olympia, while District 2 covers the eastern third, including Lacey.”
“John Hutchings, who currently represents District 1 and serves as chair of the board, will vie to keep the seat he won in 2016.”
“District 2 Commissioner Gary Edwards hasn’t officially stated his intentions one way or the other. Recently, he told The Olympian he was ‘exploring his options.’
“The longest running campaign so far is that of Lacey City Council member Michael Steadman, who registered with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) May 14 to run as a Democrat for Edwards’ seat.”
“Challenging Hutchings is a new face to local politics: Rory Summerson, who’s 33 years old and openly gay.
“Summerson, who registered with the PDC Nov. 15 as a Democrat, says he cut his hours in half at Blue Ribbon Service Company, where he’s Assistant Manager and Service Manager, to run his campaign. Part of his goal is to serve as an example that people in his generation can serve in government, even as they hold down a job or two to make ends meet,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more
“Rainier Attorney Jonathan Sprouffske Announces Bid for Thurston County Superior Court Seat”
“Rainier attorney Jonathan Sprouffske [in early February] announced his campaign for a judicial seat in Thurston County Superior Court.
“Sprouffske, an attorney with Connolly Tacon and Meserve, plans to run for the position currently occupied by Superior Court Judge Anne Hirsch.”
“In an interview with the Nisqually Valley News, Sprouffske said he had been considering a run for a seat on the bench for quite some time. He currently serves as a commissioner pro tem with the court and has previously served as judge pro tem with Thurston County District Court,” by Eric Rosanne, Nisqually Valley News. Read more