Filing Week closed Friday, these candidates desire to represent Yelm
+ Ed. note: This is exciting to see so many Yelm residents step-up in wanting to serve the public. 2021 is a watershed year for Yelm government with changes to the mayor, at least 3 council seats and perhaps 5, the Community Development Director, the Finance Director, and other open positions soon to be filled.
Yelm City Council
Mayor: Joe DePinto and Dennise Bulter. Incumbent JW Foster did not file to run. If Joe DePinto wins this election, his council seat will be vacated and a 5th council seat will be up for change to fill out the remaining 2 years on his council term.
The following council candidates also had applied for the recently appointed council position 4: Holly Smith (appointed), Wilburn Curn Hutcheson IV, Steffen Burney, Line Roy, Jalane McAtee, Brian Hess, and Kayla Russell.
Position 3: Joshua Crossman, Wilburn Curn Hutcheson IV, Leon Bodden and Jalane McAtee. Incumbent EJ Curry did not file to run.
Position 4: Holly Smith, Steffen Burney and Kayla Russell. Tad Stillwell’s vacated seat has been filled by Holly Smith, to be sworn-in Tuesday to complete the term’s remainder until December.
Position 5: Line Roy and Brian G. Hess. Incumbent Tracey Wood did not file to run.
Position 7: Terry Kaminski, Joseph Dale Richardson and Christopher Chai. Terri Kaminski is the incumbent.
Yelm Community Schools
Position 1: Juan S. Castiblanco and Mark L. Rohwedder
Position 4: Debbie Edwards
Fire District 17 (Bald Hills)
Position 2: Gerald L. Bickett
Southeast Thurston Fire Authority
Position 1: Kevin Rademacher
Cemetery District 2 (Yelm)
Position 2: Judith M. Cusick
Port of Olympia
District 2: Jessie W. Simmons and Bob Iyall. Incumbent Bill McGregor did not file to run.