I support Karen Valenzuela for Thurston County Commissioner. She is smart and effective. Her opponent has only lived in Thurston County for the past 13 months. (He travels a lot, has not voted here except for last year). He can not run a county in the state Capitol area. Valenzuela has shown leadership time and again. Our community groups and neighborhood associations have had her come to our meetings often over the past several years. We pepper her with questions. Her answers are articulate and clear. We need her to help our county.