With Washington’s primary elections behind us we are now set for a couple of key municipalization races in this fall’s general.
In Thurston County the PUD is not only running an initiative asking voters for the authority to deliver public power, but there is an open commission seat with the final two candidates, Linda Oosterman and Steve Fossum, disagreeing on PUD delivered power.
Oosterman, who received 57 percent of the primary vote, is undecided on public power. Fossum with 24 percent supports PUD power authority. The Olympian published this article about the race.
Also, in the 12th district, Chelan, Douglas and most of Okanogan counties delivered 58 percent of the vote to incumbent Rep. Mike Armstrong against his Republican opponent and PUD retailing supporter, Brad Hawkins.