Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters TC teams up with Thurston Community Media (TCM) to bring you local office candidate forums.

LWVTC will be sponsoring the 2018 Primary Election Candidate Forum on Saturday, June 23.

The forum will be filmed by TCM and then broadcast on YouTube and TCTV. 

Please contact Voter Services Chair, Connie Christy, if you would like to volunteer or have questions regarding the event.

Current Status of County and State Positions that are voted on by Thurston County Residents

Thurston County

Assesor: The incumbent, Steven J. Drew, a Democrat is running for re-election.

Auditor:  The incumbent, Mary Hall, a Democrat is running for re-election.  Stuart T. Holmes, an independent is raising money to challenge.

Clerk:  The incumbent, Linda Enlow, a Democrat is running for re-election.

Coronor: Incumbent, Gary Warnock, has yet to file, but is expected to run for re-election.

Prosecuting Attorney: The incumbent, Jon Tunheim, a Democrat has formed a re-election committee. Victor M. Minjares, a Democrat has filed to challenge. 

Sheriff: The incumbent, John Stanza, an Independent is running for re-election.

Treasurer: The incumbent, Jeff Gadman a Democrat is running for re-election.

District Court, Position 1: Incumbent Judge Kalo Wilcok, plans to run.

District Court, Position 2: Incumbent Judge Sam Meyer, plans to run.

District Court, Position 3: Incumbent Judge Brett Buckley, plans to run.

Public Utility District, District Nol 1: The Incumbent Linda Oosterman is running for re-election. Andrew Saturn is raising money to challenge her.

Legislative Districts

District No. 2: The Incumbents, Andrew Barkis and J.T. Wilcox, both Republicans, are seeking re-election. Anneliese M. Field, a Democrat is raising money to challenge Barkis for his Position 1 seat.

District No. 20: The Incumbents, Richard DeBolt and Ed Orcutt, both Republicans, are confirmed or believed to be seeking re-election. Brennan Bailey a Democrat has filedJ to challenge Orcutt.  Jacob Kiehm has filed to challenge DeBolt. 

District No. 22: The Incumbents, Beth Doglio and Laurie Dolan, both Democrats are running for re-election.  Alleln Acosta, a Libertarian has filled to challenge Doglio. C Davis, an Independent has file to challenge Dolan.

District No. 35: The Incumbents, Senator Tim Sheldon, a Democrat, Rep Dan Griffey, and Rep Drew MacEwen, both Repulicans are all thought to be running for re-election.

Court of Appeals

Division 2, Position 2: The Incumbent Thomas Bjorgen has not yet filed.  Rebecca Glasgow has filed to run for the Position 2 seat.

Supreme Court

Position 2: Incumbent Susan Owens is running for re-election.

Position 8: Incumbent Steve Gonzalez is running for re-election.

Position 2: Incumbent Sheryl G. McCloud is running for re-election.


3rd District: Incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican is running for re-election.

10th District: Incumbent Denny Heck, a Democrat is running for re-election.

U.S. Senate: Incumbent Maria Cantwell, a Democrat is running for re-election.




Results of the 2017 General Election can be found on the Thurston County Auditor website:

2017 General Election Candidate Forums


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Port Commissioneinjares, a Demor District 3:

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Tumwater City Council position 5:

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