Make County Government Work for You

A transparent and efficient county government that works for you.

Regardless of where you access county government, whether a restaurant inspection, interacting with the justice system or filing a document for recording, you should have the same high-level customer service experience. I will work to increase our county customer service so it is easier to navigate and more accessible to everyone.

Unfortunately, our courthouse is not a safe or healthy facility for workers or customers.  It is beyond its useful life, so we must figure out how to build new or restore the one we’re in. The health and safety of our citizens and employees depends on it.



We must stop using our jail as a mental health facility. I will work to expand use of non-jail options for reducing the jail population and provide best practice programs to keep non-violent offenders living in the community while receiving the right services or treatment to fit their situation. 

I am committed to working with the community and county employees to find the right solutions for Thurston County.  Our people are our biggest resource and it is important we work together to build strong and efficient public services.