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Newly-elected, ready to work for you

By Tye Menser, Thurston County Commissioner-Elect Thank you, Thurston County voters, for putting your trust in me. Over the course of this year’s election campaign, I appreciated the opportunity to meet so many residents of the county, from Jubilee to … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thurston County!

The votes have been counted, my opponent has conceded, and we have been successful in our effort to win a seat on the Thurston County Commission. I want to personally thank the Thurston County voters — and all of my … Continue reading

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Tye Menser on Saturday Morning Conversations with Dick Pust

Tye Menser, Democratic candidate for Thurston County Commission, talks with Dick Pust on Saturday Morning Conversations. He talks about his background, why he loves Thurston County, and how he wants to help Thurston County prepare for its future.

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Fuse Washington Progressive Voters Guide – Statement About Misleading Mailer

I appreciate Fuse Washington’s clear statement about their endorsement in this race. Let’s put a progressive voice back on our County Commission! – Tye “This week, Republican operatives here in Washington sent fake Fuse-branded mailers, trying to intentionally mislead voters … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – Why I support Menser for County Commissioner

The Olympian – October 25, 2018 BY JOAN CATHEY I’m supporting Tye Menser for the District 3 Thurston County Commission seat. As Mayor Pro Tem of Tumwater, I know the importance of communication and positive working relationships between our cities and … Continue reading

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Olympian Editorial Board Endorses Tye Menser

The Olympian – October 23, 2018 BY THE OLYMPIAN EDITORIAL BOARD … “Olympia has been crying out for more county leadership on a public health emergency that is more regional than local in nature. More importantly, Menser has been clearest … Continue reading

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Statement from Melissa Denton on misleading mailer

“On Saturday, I learned that some of my friends had received a mailed brochure that misuses my name and tries to confuse everyone who might consider themselves progressive. The mailer also appears to be intended to annoy and energize those … Continue reading

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Mailer in Thurston County commission race called misleading — by the person it claims to support

The Olympian – October 20, 2018 E.J. Zita: “I do want to formally state that this flier is fake, that Tye Menser is the progressive candidate and I support Tye Menser,” Zita told The Olympian on Saturday. “And I’m dismayed that … Continue reading

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Olympia Standard Podcast – Thurston County Commissioner Race

Check out The Olympia Standard podcast’s interview with Thurston County Commissioner candidates Bud Blake and Tye Menser on issues such as the budget, the environment, homelessness, and the structure of county government.

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22 days until Election Day!

This is your chance to help in the final days before the most important election in our county… Our strategy is to get out the vote through mailers, doorbelling, phone banking and waving signs on specific corners. Join us for… … Continue reading

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Tye’s on Your Side

Tye Menser will bring service, stewardship, and solutions to the County Commission. As your County Commissioner, I will… Restore our financial health. Just two years ago, we were blessed with a budget surplus. Since then, commissioners have been spending through … Continue reading

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Tye for Thurston on the Radio

Listen for these radio spots on your dial throughout this month! Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet discusses why he supports Tye Menser for Thurston County Commissioner. Tye Menser asks for your vote for Thurston County Commissioner, and discusses his commitment to … Continue reading

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Cast your ballot for Tye Menser for county commissioner

The Olympian – October 13, 2018 BY KATY ENSOR It’s not often that you come across someone with intelligence, integrity, a strong work ethic, and a kind heart who’s willing to run for public office. We’re lucky to have such … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – Time to pay attention to the County Commissioner election

The Olympian – October 12, 2018 BY LINDA HOFFMAN The race for Thurston County Commissioner this November will have lasting impacts on our quality of life. Thurston County has recently begun updating key plans and policies that direct how our … Continue reading

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Video Voters Guide

Thurston Community Media’s Video Voter’s Guide statement from Tye Menser, Democratic candidate for Thurston County Commissioner.

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Tye Will Serve Military Families

Rental rates are skyrocketing in Thurston County. As a result, over a third of our families face losing their homes. Military and civilian families struggle economically. Poverty is spiking among households with children, and we have more than 1,600 homeless … Continue reading

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Thurston County Candidate Forum for the 2018 County Commission race is now available online! Thank you to the League for hosting this important conversation.

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We’re in the home stretch!

It’s just one month from the election! You can make a real difference and put a progressive Democrat on the Thurston Board of County Commissioners. Let’s make it happen! Reminder! Doorbelling/Lit Drop Picnic Saturday, September 29, 2018 Host: Tye Menser … Continue reading

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September Meet & Greets and Volunteering Opportunities for TYE!

Come Out and Join Tye – Let’s take this Campaign Over the Finish Line! We’ve got just about two months left and our success depends on you, literally! Lacey Area Meet and Greet Fundraiser Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Hosts: Sandra … Continue reading

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Tye Won the Primary – On to November!

Thank YOU for turning out big time in the primary! Tye is one of the two finalists in the primary and will go head to head with the incumbent in November. Can you see that large blue wave on the … Continue reading

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Statement from Melissa Denton

I have the utmost respect for my legal colleague and friend, Melissa Denton, who ran a good campaign and helped me spread the message that Thurston County needs change. I am humbled to have her support and pledge to give … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – Thurston County commissioner primary choice easy

The Olympian – August 1, 2018 BY ZENA HARTUNG, Olympia Friday’s editorial noted that Commissioner Bud Blake knows less about the county budget than challenger Tye Menser and that Blake and his ‘Independent’ conservative seatmates have been spending down the reserves … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – County commissioners inaccurately labeled ‘independent’

The Olympian – July 31, 2018 BY JOHN NEWMAN, Olympia On paper, we have three “independent” Thurston County commissioners. Don’t be fooled — they’re all Republicans. Their campaign donor lists should convince you of that. Led by Bud Blake, the commission … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – Not just a candidate for Democrats

The Olympian – July 28, 2018 BY ALAN PARKER, Olympia Contrary to what a previous writer stated about Democrats backing the wrong candidate, Tye Menser may be a Democrat but he is working for all Thurston County residents, not simply Democrats. … Continue reading

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Olympian Editorial Board Endorsement

The Olympian – July 27, 2018 BY THE OLYMPIAN EDITORIAL BOARD “Our county needs more diverse representation.” … “Samuel ‘Tye’ Menser looks the most ready for the job. He is a Democrat and a defense lawyer. The California native has moved around, … Continue reading

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