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Yelm’s blogger endorses Micheal Steadman for Thurston Commission!

Michael Steadman
Credit: Citizens for Michael Steadman

“Let’s Get Thurston Moving Again – Innovation, Inclusion and Infrastructure”

  • Editor’s note: The Seattle Times Editorial Board reported about Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards a year ago in a story titled, “Divisive issues no excuse for ‘revolution’ talk from elected officials.”
  • This is exactly correct and indicative that the time has come where I must say that Edwards should be replaced!
  • I have watched Michael Steadman’s actions on the Lacey City Council for many years and support him as the right candidate at the right time for Thurston County’s Commission.
  • I proudly endorse Michael Steadman.

From Citizens for Michael Steadman campaign [used with permission]:

Gary Edwards: “….dire consequences if President Donald Trump cannot thoroughly pack the courts.” (Source: The Seattle Times)

We are fighting right wing extremists right here in Thurston County,
and I need your help to defeat a Trump minion, Gary Edwards.

Edwards is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He does not “prefer
independent” as it says on the ballot, he prefers the right wing of
the Trump Party.

Running as an independent is a ruse. Edwards served as Thurston County
Sheriff as a Republican, and has recently spoken at a militia-style
gun rally and at the anti public health/mask rally at the Capitol.

Edwards is as dangerous to Thurston County as Trump is to the nation.  

At that gun rally last October, Edwards must have assumed nobody was
paying attention.  Thankfully the Seattle Times was, and they reported
that he and the current county sheriff whipped the extremists into a
lather with talk of “revolution” and the need to ensure Trump
continues to pack the courts.
Divisive issues no excuse for ‘revolution’ talk from elected officials
We advanced past the primary election in my district, with a larger
number of votes than the Democratic challenger, Kelsey Hulse, had in
2016, which is exciting news! Fortunately, the general election is
countywide, and our chances of defeating Trump/Edwards agenda is much
greater if the people of our county realize that the only reason
Edwards runs as an independent is that he can’t win this county as a

I’ve been proud to serve on the Lacey City Council, and have
endorsements of the vast majority of the elected officials in our
area, including Congressman Heck, Senator Hunt, Representative Dolan,
Mayor Selby, and many others.

Will you join in supporting my campaign against Donald Trump’s local
champion now?

Posted by Steve on October 1, 2020 at 12:30 am | Permalink

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  1. This is what I have been saying too — this guy is NO INDEPENDENT. He is only claiming to be that in order to win election in a predominantly Blue county.

    Comment by Shelley Lucus on October 1, 2020 at 10:40 am

  2. I was so inspired that Michael Steadman clearly laid out the facts, that I asked him for permission to post!

    Comment by Steve on October 1, 2020 at 11:42 am

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