We have quite a few military and ex-military folks who make Thurston County their home. Some of us take offense when we are told a Lt. Colonel with 25 years of service, a couple of wars and a couple of masters degrees is too inexperienced to be a county commissioner.
They say he needs to start in at a lower level and get some experience. We need Bud Blake on the commission now. There has been too much collaboration and collusion between our elected officials and special interest groups. Valenzuela has been anti-business and bent on turning the the land into animal habitat.
Now we have judgments against us for business interference, so we can expect property tax increases next year to cover the damages. The public needs access to union contract negotiations, and we need to get the new jail opened now.