The Thurston County commission unanimously chose 2nd District lawmaker Gary Alexander to replace newly elected Secretary of State Kim Wyman as county auditor.
If you ever feel depressed about our political system, dismayed by the growing influence of money, PACs and Super PACs, remember the 27th District state Senate race of 2012.
These maps show how Thurston County voted on key measures and races in the Nov. 6 election. The final map shows crossover precincts that voted for both Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.
Thurston Public Utility District District No. 1 candidate Linda Oosterman cruised to victory Tuesday night over opponent Steve Fossum, winning 63 percent of the vote.
One incumbent was winning handily and voters were turning out another in the state house and senate races for the newly redrawn 20th District.
Democratic candidate Kathy Haigh, the incumbent for State Representative Position 1, has a narrow lead of 50.1 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Dan Griffey with 49.86 percent of the votes. Democratic candidate Kathy Haigh, the incumbent for State Representative Position 1, has a narrow lead of 50.1 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Dan Griffey with 49.86 percent of the votes.
Incumbent Rep. Ed Orcutt, a Republican, handily defeated independent Republican challenger John Morgan in the 20th state legislative district. Orcutt was leading in the results 70.05 percent to 29.95 percent.
In initial returns, Olympia voters were favoring a one-tenth of a percent sales tax increase to pay for police and public safety programs, 57.56 percent to 42.44 percent.
County Commissioners Cathy Wolfe and Sandra Romero are looking forward to serving another term after Tuesday night’s preliminary results put them more than 10 percent ahead of their opponents.
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