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 out of precinct elections,” Opinion, Jan. 2.]


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 Large Position
  • Housing Bank Commission – (1) San Juan Island Position
  • Human Services Advisory Board – (5) Positions, all Islands
  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee – (2) Contributors (3) Receivers
    (thru December)
  • Northwest Agriculture Business Center – (1) Lopez Seat
  • Noxious Weed Board -” (1) Lopez/Shaw
  • Open Space Advisory Committee – (2) Positions
  • SJC Park Board -” (1) San Juan Island, (1) Lopez Island
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee – (5) Positions
  • Veterans’ Advisory Board – (2) Positions (Lopez)
  • Water Resources Management Committee – (2) Positions

If you are interested in volunteering or would like information,
please contact the county website: http//www.sanjuanco.com call the
County Council office and ask for Maureen See at 378-2898 or
email: maureens@sanjuanco.com

Kim Wyman Comes to SJ

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Kim Wyman comes to San Juan
Kim Wyman with GOP board

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