Campaign Services

The Thurston County Democrats (TCD) will provide Campaign Services to approved candidates and ballot initiative campaigns. 

TCD adopted new a Campaign Services Policy at a special meeting on June 7, 2021. To review the policy, please read this document.

Here at TCD Campaign Services we strive to help you, the Democrat candidate, to obtain recommendations in support of your campaign, while also serving our TCD membership by providing them with more detailed information on which candidates best represent our party's principles, values, and platform.

The services that we offer include:

A. Recommendation to the General body for support.

B. Campaign website or Facebook page link on the TCD website.

C. Announcement of campaign events in TCD Blast emails and on the TCD website.

D. Contact with TCD PCO's to request their assistance in campaigning in their precinct, such as literature drops upon their individual agreement.

E. Equal early access to TCD Burger Booth full shift reservations (such as at Lakefair, as available).

F. Ability to post campaign signs, share and wear campaign clothing, and provide campaign literature at the TCD Burger Booth (as available).

G. Equal access to any sponsorship or similar exposure opportunities for TCD events (including Champagne Brunch, Kennedy Dinner, etc.).

H. Equal access to TCD office space for your campaign (when available, usually even numbered years)

I. Participation in TCD Campaign Services sponsored training sessions, including topics such as campaign Treasurer and PDC compliance training, Campaign Management training, VoteBuilder training, and campaign media training.

J. Consideration for endorsement by the TCD.

K. Consideration for financial contributions by the TCD (dependent on endorsement).

L. Recommendation to the State Democratic Party for discounted access to our party voter database (known as NGP/VAN VoteBuilder), which includes information for mailers, walking lists, precinct maps, phone banking, voter contact tracking, and similar GOTV tools across the district of your race.

If you are interested in applying for Campaign Services, please fill out the questionnaire on this website and read and agree to the Fair Campaign Policy and the current Democrat platform. Submit your application to campaignservices@thurstondemocrats.org.

Campaign services will then begin research, reach out for an interview and offer recommendation to the Central Committee for their approval. When the Democrat candidate is approved by the Central Committee, the candidate can further access our services such as training and media support.

The approved Democrat candidate info is then sent to the State Democrat Party for their approval and grant of access to their data base information such as NGP/VAN Vote Builder.

TCD’s Campaign Service Committee strives to help all Democratic candidates with viable campaigns receive the support necessary for a successful run for office.

-        TCD Campaign Services Co-Chair

Congratulations to our 2021 TCD Endorsed Candidates!

Lacey City Council

Robin Vazquez for Lacey City Council Position 4 - Endorsed by TCD

Carloyn Cox for Lacey City Council Position 7 - Endorsed by TCD

Olympia City Council

Talauna Reed for Olympia City Council Position 5 - Endorsed by TCD

Sarah DeStasio for Olympia City Council Position 6 - Endorsed by TCD

Tumwater City Council

Peter Agabi for Tumwater City Council Position 6 - Endorsed by TCD

Port of Olympia

Bob Iyall for Port Position 2 - Endorsed by TCD

Joel Hansen for Port Position 3 - Endorsed by TCD

Olympia School Board

Darcy Huffman for Olympia School Board Position 3 - Endorsed by TCD

Scott Clifthorne for Olympia School Board Position 5 - Endorsed by TCD

 

These candidates are currently approved for Campaign Services in 2021 (with endorsements noted):

Lacey City Council

Robin Vazquez for Lacey City Council Position 4 - Endorsed by TCD

Michael Steadman for Lacey City Council Position 6

Carloyn Cox for Lacey City Council Position 7 - Endorsed by TCD

Olympia City Council

Yen Huyhn for Olympia City Council Position 2

Robbie Kesler for Olympia City Council Position 2

Clark Gilman for Olympia City Council Position 4

Talauna Reed for Olympia City Council Position 5 - Endorsed by TCD

Sarah DeStasio for Olympia City Council Position 6 - Endorsed by TCD

Tyrone Brown for Olympia City Council Position 7

Jim Cooper for Olympia City Council Position 7

Tumwater City Council

Peter Agabi for Tumwater City Council Position 6 - Endorsed by TCD

Port of Olympia

Bob Iyall for Port District 2 - Endorsed by TCD

Joel Hansen for Port District 3 - Endorsed by TCD

Olympia School Board

Darcy Huffman for Olympia School Board District 3 - Endorsed by TCD

Scott Clifthorne for Olympia School Board District 5 - Endorsed by TCD