Is it coincidental that, after a long stalemate, that the opening of the new jail, aka Accountability and Restitution Center, has finally been agreed after a new commissioner has come into office? I don’t think so. I know that new Commissioner Bud Blake is a man of principle and wisdom. He knows how to talk to people, deal with the issues and get a job done and done well. He has focused on the problems long delaying the opening the new prison and come up with viable budget solutions in less than one month in office.
Thurston County is indeed blessed to have a man of such integrity, application and abilities as a Commissioner. Well done, residents of Thurston County, for electing him!