- From Council member and Yelm Mayoral candidate Joe DePinto’s Facebook post [used with permission]:
“Ballots should [have arrived in your mailbox] for the August 3rd Primary Election.
I’m not on this ballot (I’m in the November General Election), but there are 3 council races and 2 local measures that will be on your ballot if you’re inside the Yelm City Limits.
I believe this is first election where Yelm has seen 3 council seats with a primary election at the same time. Thank you to everyone who is running! Win or lose, you are putting yourself out there and stepping up. That’s a lot more than most are willing to do to improve their community. May the odds be ever in your favor.”
- “The SE Fire Authority Proposition is asking for a levy lid lift and I am supporting it. This is a replacement levy that will not increase your taxes. It replaces the levy that was approved by Yelm voters in 2016 and will go towards maintaining operations. Please vote YES for our Fire Authority!
- “The Medic One Proposition would increase the levy rate of .29 cents per $1000 of accessed property value to .50 per $1000 over 6 years. They do a lot of good but I think they could have asked for small incremental increases in the past rather than this huge increase all at once. That’s the biggest reason I’ll be a NO on Medic One.
- These are just my two cents, feel free to vote however you choose. If you have any questions please let me know and if you want to learn more about this election and the issues, here’s a link to the voters guide https://voter.votewa.gov/GenericVoterGuide.aspx?e=870&c=31#/ “
- About Yelm’s city council Primary races:
+ NVN: Primary races: Candidates for Yelm Council Position Three Detail Their Priorities for City – In August’s primary race for Yelm City Council Position No. 3, candidates Jalane McAtee, Joshua Crossman, Wilburn Hutcheson IV and Leon Bodden are vying for the seat.
+ NVN: Candidates for Yelm City Council Position Four Face Off – The primary race is underway, with candidates Holly Smith, Steffen Burney and Kayla Russell, vying for position four on the Yelm City Council.
+ NVN: Incumbent Takes on Two Challengers in Yelm City Council Primary – Incumbent Terry Kaminski is facing candidates Joseph Richardson and Christopher Chai for Yelm City Council Position No. 7 in the August primary election.