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$15.00 an hour coming to Thurston County


Lincoln Day Dinner coming soon.



Sandra Romero Out as Thurston County Commissioner

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ATTENTION: PCOs in the 2nd LD of Thurston County. This is very important news. Clear your calendar for Wed Feb 10th, time and location to be determined. The purpose of this meeting to to join with the PCOs of the 2nd LD from Pierce County and determine which 3 candidates names will be submitted to the two county commissioners to fill the current vacancy left by Graham Hunt. PS: We have more PCOs than does Pierce County. I will update the page when available info comes out.

Dear Thurston County Republicans,

Today I am announcing I will be submitting my name to be placed on the slate for appointment to the House of Representatives 2nd District Position 1.
The Washington State Republican party is tasked with overseeing the process by which the individual who is best qualified to be State Representative is selected. I believe I am that person, and I welcome the opportunity to demonstrate my considerable leadership skills in order to ensure that the 2nd District remains strong and well-represented.

I have lived in the 2nd District for the last sixteen years and in Washington State my entire life. I am an active and involved member of the community.

As you know, I campaigned in 2012 for Thurston County Commissioner and was also on the Slate for the appointment to the House 2nd Dist. in 2013. During, and as a result of those experiences,I built great relationships, learned much about what the people in this region want, and reinforced my passion about serving and leading in my community. I am confident that I can be a strong and effective State Representative and serve the citizens of the 2nd Legislative District with intelligence, courage, and integrity

The appointment process will be occurring rapidly over the next two weeks. I will be attending the upcoming meeting of the Central committee on February 9th and the Lincoln day dinner on the 12th. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet with me, get reacquainted and discuss the future of our State.
I look forward to this opportunity, and am ready to be of service.

Andrew K Barkis


The Republican Party, or “Grand Old Party”, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated national politics for most of the period from 1860 to 1932.

Currently, In the 114th Congress, the Republican Party holds a majority of seats in both the House of Representatives and a minority the Senate. The party also holds a majority of governorships, as well as the majority of state legislatures. There have been eighteen Republican presidents.

Thurston County is located in the State of Washington. It is named after Samuel R. Thurston, the Oregon Territory’s first delegate to Congress. Its population is approximately 252,264. The county seat is in Olympia, the state capital, and also the county’s largest city.

Thurston was created out of Lewis County by the government of Oregon Territory on January 12, 1852. At that time, it covered all of the Puget Sound region and the Olympic Peninsula. On December 22 of the same year, Pierce, King, Island, and Jefferson Counties were split off from Thurston County.