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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
Valerie Walston, Voter Outreach Coordinator, WalstoV@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County Certifies Primary Election Results
Fournier wins lot draw for first listing on General Election ballot

OLYMPIA, WA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office has certified the August 2015 primary election. The top two candidates will advance to the November 3 General Election. A full list of primary election results may be found on ThurstonVotes.org.

Wayne Fournier, who is tied with Bret D. Brodersen for Tenino Mayor, will appear first on the November 3 General Election ballot. Normally, the winner of a primary election will appear first on the ballot, but the tie forced a lot draw to determine which candidate will appear first.

"This is a great reminder that every vote matters," said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. "I'm hopeful that voters will remember this election when they have the opportunity to cast their vote in November 3. Next time, it could be their single vote that determines the winner."

The next election in Thurston County will be the General Election held on Tuesday,November 3. A total of 95 candidates will appear in 70 races throughout the county, including open offices on the port commission, city and town councils and mayors, school districts, fire protection and authority districts, and cemetery districts. In addition, the City of Olympia, Griffin School District No. 324 and Fire Protection District No. 8 (South Bay) have measures on the ballot, as well as statewide initiatives and advisory votes.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3