MaryJane Rants

Candidate filing week ends Friday, May 19

Candidate filing week continues through Friday, May 19 across Washington state.

There will be three Olympia School District Board of Directors seats on the November 7, 2017 General Election ballot: Director District #3, currently held by Eileen Thomson; 4-year term, Director District #4, currently held by Justin Montermini. He was re-elected to the seat in November 2015; however, he has since moved outside of director district #4 but lives within the school district. The person elected to this seat will serve the remaining two years of the term, Director District #5, currently held by Mark Campeau; 4-year term.

People interested in vying for a seat on the board may mail, drop off in person, or submit their application online by this Friday to the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division. Online filing closes at 4 p.m., and in person filing closes at 4:30 p.m. The Elections Division has staff on hand to assist people who have lost their ballots or are unsure how about the required steps in submitting a ballot.