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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Contact:
Mary Hall, Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
Valerie Walston, Voter Outreach Coordinator, WalstoV@co.thurston.wa.us

Steve Largent Says Be a Team Player and Vote!
Pro football Hall-of-Famer partners with county auditor to get out the vote Aug. 4

OLYMPIA, WA – The Thurston County Elections Division has partnered with Seattle Seahawks legend Steve Largent to encourage voter participation in the 2015 elections cycle. Largent, who is best known as a Seahawks wide receiver, pro football Hall-of-Famer and U.S. Congressman, contributed messages to Thurston County voters in the August 4 primary election voters' pamphlets, which were mailed to nearly 83,000 homes in Thurston County today.

"Football isn't that different than elections," Largent tells Thurston County voters. "A coach can't make a good game plan if only a few players show up. The November 2014 election saw only a 50 percent turnout. Can you imagine if only 50 percent of a football team showed up? It's our job as registered voters to vote on Election Day so elected officials know how to make a game plan for their community."

In the voters' pamphlet, voters can learn about the 25 candidates who appear in the eight races in the primary election. Those races include:
  • Port of Olympia Commissioner Districts 1 and 3
  • Olympia Mayor
  • Olympia City Council Position No. 2
  • Tenino Mayor
  • Tenino City Council Position No. 5
  • Yelm City Council Position No. 6
  • Centralia School District Director Position No. 2

The top two winners in the primary election will appear on the November 3 general election ballot. Maintenance and operations levies for Fire Protection Districts 5 (Black Lake) and 9 (McLane) are also on the August primary ballot.

The Voters' Pamphlet is available in text, audio and PDF formats on ThurstonVotes.org.


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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3