Every community needs people willing to step into managing a municipality.  As the state capital, Olympia is even more entrenched in politics.  ThurstonTalk shares the stories outside the meeting room about people in politics in our community.

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People in Politics

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People in Politics: Nicole Hill

As the oldest permanent American settlement on the Puget Sound, the city of Tumwater has been a cornerstone of the region since the mid...
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People in Politics: El Wanda Bryant

In classrooms all over the country, teachers are working hard to engage their students in the process of government, teaching kids how a bill...
Miguel Perez-Gibson

People in Politics: Miguel Pérez-Gibson

Miguel Pérez-Gibson is truly a renaissance man. Recently retired from his role as legislative director for Governor Jay Inslee, Miguel is about as busy...

People in Politics: Kim Wyman

Washington’s Secretary of State, Kim Wyman has many duties. The most important of these is overseeing our elections. The Secretary of State is also...
jen waldref

People in Politics: Jen Waldref

Jen Waldref is a happy person. She surely has her moments, but in the time I have known her, she has been extremely proactive...
chris reykdal

People in Politics: Chris Reykdal

Thurston County is full of people who work hard every day to make the communities we live in great places to call home. One...
jessica bateman

People in Politics: Jessica Bateman

Thurston County is full of incredible people, all of whom help to make our area a place we are proud to call home. For...
jt wilcox

People in Politics: JT Wilcox

Perhaps the most unique source for voting information in last year's tumultuous election was Lancelot's Common-Sense Voting Guide. Who is Lancelot you may ask?...
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People in Politics: Sheriff John Snaza

Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza is a beloved member of the law enforcement community and possibly one of Thurston County's most popular public officials. When...
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Foster Parents Barbara and Bill McGregor: A Labor of Love

Barbara and Bill McGregor of Olympia have been foster parents for over 35 years. When asked how many children have come through their doors,...
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Hometown Property Management Opens Yelm Office

Andrew Barkis has had his eye on Yelm for a long time. In fact, his Hometown Property Management business has had clients in the...