As we head into this year's general election, I am struck by the national and local dialogue. I hear hate, fear and mediocrity from the candidates on the right, also known as "independence" here in Thurston County. I hear old ideas and solutions to the complex problems we face. Instead of creating a future based on fear and hate, let's aim for excellence.
I am proud to support Jim Cooper for Thurston County Commissioner, because I know he will lead with common sense, knowledge and transparent processes.
Jim's demonstrated leadership gives me hope for the future of our county.