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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 13, 2014
Thurston County Commission Chair Karen Valenzuela, 360-786-5440

Public Invited to Attend Deliberations for Legislative Appointee
Joint Thurston and Pierce County review takes place January 17

OLYMPIA - Members of the Thurston County Commission and Pierce County Council will meet Friday afternoon the 17th to interview candidates for the 2nd District Legislative seat recently vacated by Gary Alexander. The public is invited to attend and observe the process.

The State Republican Party earlier submitted three nominees for the post. Listed in order by the party, they are-
  • Matt Hamilton of Graham. He has been chair of the Graham Land Use Advisory Commission.
  • Graham Hunt of Orting. He is an Orting City Council member, and owns an insurance agency.
  • Andrew Barkis of Olympia. He co-owns a property management firm and is a former president of the Lacey Chamber of Commerce.

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners and the Pierce County Council will announce the appointee during their joint meeting at 2 p.m. January 17 at DuPont City Hall, 1700 Civic Dr., DuPont.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3