PCO Elections

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Seattle Times For more than 100 years, Washington’s Legislature has enabled voters to have a voice in selecting these grass-roots leaders of Washington’s political parties. Last month, the Washington state Democratic and Republican parties united in a lawsuit to stop Secretary of State Sam Reed from overstepping his authority and unilaterally abolishing PCO elections. Sadly, The Seattle Times criticized the challenge to Reed’s move in an editorial that failed to recognize the vital role that PCOs play in our democratic system of government, much less the numerous state statutes that require the state to conduct PCO elections. [“State should stay… Click Here to Read More

2012 Resolve to Get Involved

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If you don’t get involved now, then when? If not you, then who will do the job? Are you tired of other people getting to make decisions that affect your life? Now is your chance! The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. The following is a list of current vacancies: Agricultural Resources Committee – (2) Positions Eastsound Design Review Committee – (1) Position (Architect) Fair Board – (1) Lopez District, (1) Friday Harbor Ferry Advisory Committee – (1) Lopez Island Board of Health – (1) At… Click Here to Read More

Kim Wyman Comes to SJ

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Kim Wyman candidate for Washington Secretary of State came to San Juan Island last month. She raised money for her campaign and spoke to a group at the Petersen home. We learned of Kim Wyman’s plans as our state’s top elections officer. Please visit her website for more information. http://kimwyman.com