Our New, Progressive Leader

Our New, Progressive Leader

Kelsey Hulse is the Democratic candidate for Thurston County Commissioner in District 2. Kelsey has worked in development at The Evergreen State College since 2015. She was the Director of Development at Evergreen until stepping back in March to begin her campaign.

Kelsey's Priorities

Smart Land Use Policies and Growth Management

We should not allow long-term environmental harm just to provide short-term financial benefits, and we need to be conscious of the adverse affects of unplanned development on public entity budgets.


Thurston County’s shorelines and coastal areas are threatened by rising sea levels, and our rural areas are threatened by increased danger of wildfires. Climate change is a global issue, and action by the federal government and the international community is urgently needed.


Like many local governments in Washington, Thurston County does not have the resources necessary to meet the long-term needs of county residents. This shortfall affects even primary areas of expenditures like public safety, public works, and social services.

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Kelsey's Endorsements

Congressman Denny Heck

United States Representative for Washington’s 10th Congressional District, representing Thurston County.


State Senator for Washington’s 22nd District, including Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and northern Thurston Counties.

Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder

Mayor of Lacey since 2014, serving on the Lacey City Council since 2010.


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  • Always a debate - at what point am I doing a better job scaring (rather than convincing) voters?? #soggydoorbelling #gotv
  • Post 1st forum treat for me from The Evergreen Organic Farm (ok, so I already ate half the berries)! Live near campus? Farmstand is in red square from 3-6 on Tues/Thurs.
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to Cheryl's rockin' Margarita party tonight! And special thanks to Mayors Kmet, Ryder and (of course) Selby for their ongoing support!
  • As usual, Jennifer W-F made me cry at the South Sound Reading Foundation summer gala. SUCH a fantastic organization!
  • Had a GREAT meeting with the Lacey Chamber, quick froyo stop, now on to the next meeting! #sunshineyday #lovelacey #lacey
  • Greeting card vending machine? Check.
  • Blinked and missed TN and KY but Missouri has been interesting... #retirementroadtrip #backtothebestcoast
  • Have four motorcycles, will travel. NC, day 1. #retirementroadtrip #bringingdadhome #backtothebestcoast
  • With the all these looming thunder clouds and it's signature shady environs and brutalist architecture, #Evergreen is really working the darkly  tempestuous vixen vibe today.
  • Chaos at the Capitol for our #seahawks #twelfie #12thMan

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