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U.S. District 3 Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez met with Thurston leaders!

“Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards talks about concerns in south Thurston County with Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez during a meeting at the Sandstone Distillery in Tenino on Friday.”
Credit: Jared Wenzelburger, The Chronicle.

U.S. Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez Hears Concerns of Thurston County Officials

At Tenino Distillery, Thurston County Sheriff Talks Staffing Challenge in Unincorporated County, Among Other Issues

From The Chronicle:

A congresswoman, county commissioner, county manager, sheriff, tribal chair, three mayors and other community leaders walked into a bar in Tenino on Friday. 

While the desire to make a punchline is inevitable, the subject matter of conversations around the table at the Sandstone Distillery were no laughing matter. Staffing issues at the Thurston County Sheriff’s office, concerns over security for the county’s election workers, growing fentanyl overdose  numbers, lack of valuable city infrastructure in rural towns such as Rainier and Bucoda — all these concerns were listed to U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, in her first visit to South Thurston county since her appointment in Congress.

The congresswoman listened as the local leaders went through a rap sheet of local problems. She listed her legislative priorities, noting her appointments to the House Small Business Committee and the Committee on Agriculture, where she joins a timber-focused subcommittee.


“I am excited to be in a room with so many smart, passionate people who are working so hard for their community. Thank you,” Gluesenkamp Perez said. “I know there are a lot of things you could be doing with your lives in your time, and it’s really an honor to get to sit at the table with you all.”

Posted by Steve on February 21, 2023 at 1:01 am | Permalink

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