Randy Neatherlin officially announced he will run for a second term as Mason County Commissioner District 1. Neatherlin released the following statement Tuesday:
Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin prides himself on a bipartisan approach that seeks solutions and positive outcomes for his community and his county. It is apparent others have observed his effectiveness as well.
Recently Neatherlin hosted a “Re-Election Announcement’ event where 200 supporters joined the commissioner at the Theler Center in Belfair to discuss his decision to run for a second term and continue to work on issues such as public safety, infrastructure improvements and maintaining fiscal responsibility.
This week Commissioner Neatherlin is rolling out his ever growing list of endorsements from individuals and elected officials throughout the county and the greater Puget Sound region.
The remarkable list includes former Congressman Norm Dicks (D) of Belfair and his successor, Representative Derek Kilmer (D) of Gig Harbor. Representative Kilmer emphasizes his support by adding: “Randy is a dedicated public servant who cares deeply about the future of Mason County and its residents. I have been proud to partner with Randy in advocating for critical transportation and infrastructure improvements, the protection of the Puget Sound and Hood Canal, and efforts to grow our local economy.”
The endorsements from electeds is an impressive bipartisan achievement. He has received the support of Senator Jan Angel (R), Represent ative Sherry Appleton (D), Representative Michelle Caldier (R) and Senator Christina Rolfes (D) who have all worked closely with him at the state level.
This group is joined by Mason County Commissioner Terry Jefferies (I), Kitsap County Commissioners Rob Gelder (D) and Ed Wolf (R), Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. Many of these electeds worked with Commissioner Neatherlin on the West Sound Alliance, an entity which assisted in successfully lobbying the State for legislative inclusion of Belfair Bypass funding. Others worked with the Neatherlin on the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, Alliance For A Healthy South Sound and the RTPO, (Regional Transportation Planning Organization)
No one is more pleased by this progress than Commissioner Neatherlin. “I’m sincerely honored by the outpouring of support from my colleagues; It’s humbling. At the same time, this also reiterates for me that I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing for my constituents. I’ll continue to dedicate my time, day and night, working as a public servant, working to better our county and our community, regardless of who I work with or what party they may be from. I’m simple that way, let’s just get stuff done. If you want to work together to create progress, I’m all in!”
In addition, Neatherlin received endorsements from Port of Allyn Commissioner Judy Scott, Port of Shelton Commissioners Kristy Buck and Dick Taylor, Port of Grapeview Commissioners Glen Carlson and Lowell Mahugh, all three sitting Belfair Water District Commissioners, PUD 3 Commissioner Bruce Jorgenson, North Mason School Board member Laura Boad, four Public Hospital District #2 Commissioners and a handful of others. More endorsements will be announced in the coming weeks.