The executive board of the Thurston County Democrats is made up of nine primary members plus four representatives from the four Legislative Districts within the county.

Bill Fishburn, Chair

A few personal facts about me: Most recently, I was a candidate for Port Commissioner in the 2017 race. I am a first generation Latino and have lived with my family in Thurston County for 23 years. I worked at Intel Corporation and am now an IT Project Manager Supervisor at the Department of Health. I serve as President of the Hispanic Roundtable and am on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. I am a runner, a homebrewer, a gardener, and a proud grandfather of a beautiful and intelligent little preschooler.

Sarah SegallFirst Vice Chair - Membership & PCOs

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Eric Miller, Vice Chair - Campaigns

Eric Miller has lived in Thurston County for the better part of 15 years. He has dedicated most of his life to serving often marginalized and ignored communities, determined to stand up and give a voice to the working class. Hearing Bernie Sanders speak in at UW's Hec Edmundson Pavilion led to Eric becoming more actively involved in politics: he was elected as a Legislative District Delegate to the Congressional District Caucus and State Convention for Senator Sanders, ran as a Write-In Candidate for State Treasurer, worked as a campaign volunteer in multiple capacities and he is frequently a guest speaker at events around the state. He currently works as a consultant for a family owned local business management group. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Melea, and 11 year old son, Aaron, writing/producing progressive independent journalism, sports, and speaking at events.

Kathy Package, Treasurer

Recently retired from a 40 year accounting and finance professional career in Seattle, mostly in the healthcare and non-profit sectors, I am enjoying my new life in the Jubilee Over 55 Community in Lacey, Washington. My passions are political activism, hiking, dancing, learning new things and meeting new people.

Debra Jaqua, Communications

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Suzanne Kline, Committee Member at Large - Large Events/Fundraising

Suzanne is a native of California.  She moved to Olympia, WA 32 years ago, and has 3 children. She worked for Providence Health Care Services for 20 years as a Project/Event Coordinator.  She coordinated the development of the hospitals, Hazardous Chemical, Commute Trip Reduction, Literacy, and Construction Projects. She received an award for the best Literacy Program from WA State, and an award from Governor Booth Gardner for the best Commute Trip Reduction Program. She worked alongside the Altrusa Club in the development of Sunshine Hs., and coordinated the Employees Educational Safety Fairs (a 3-day event). She worked hard as a member of the Thurston County Steering Committee for Bernie. She worked with the Nisqually Tribe at the Indian College and during the 3-day Pow Wow at their Educational Center. She coordinated the planning of the Sanders Tsunami Volunteer Party. She feels like the Member at Large position was created for her, and gives her a second chance to do what she loves doing. Also, she enjoys working and interacting with other people.  The most important issue close to her heart is saving Mother Earth.

Neil Turner, Committee Member at Large - Burger Booth/Fundraising

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Patrick McLaughlin, State Committee Man, CD10 Representative, Interim-Webmaster

Patrick is a native of California. He received his B.S. in Physics from a university in upstate NY. Patrick has been a lifelong democrat and has become heavily involved in the Thurston County Democrats since moving to Washington State. He currently works as a mechanical engineer to save energy and reduce the environmental impact of buildings in the commercial and government sectors. He is a member of the South Sound Sailing Society, the Club Oly Road Runners, Olympia Chapter of the Mountaineers, and he looks forward to racing his mountain bike in the Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro Series.

Deborah Cano-LeeState Committee Woman

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