The results of Olympia's 2017 elections are nearly final, with the #RenataForCouncil campaign sitting at 54%-46%. The election will be certified by County Auditor Mary Hall on November 28.
I want to thank Jeannine Roe, the incumbent in position 6, for her eight years of service on Olympia City Council. Serving on council is going to be harder than I (and most people) can imagine -- truly, no one who hasn't done it can understand what it's like. Thank you, Jeannine.
Olympia, I look forward to serving as your council member beginning in January 2018. Thank you for your kind support, your wise ideas and your hard questions. No matter who you voted for, I hope to earn your trust in the coming years doing the people's work, so we can grow together in the community we all love. <3
Thank you, Renata, for having the courage to serve us. Jeannine did good by not running a negative campaign, and of course she seems like a very nice lady, but like many wealthy neoliberals, she viewed gentrification as an attractive option for business, without understanding the consequences of inequality, or the fact that the Olympia community is all about the "outcast underclass." I respect you as an agent of change. Congratulations on a well-deserved victory.
Thank you from one of those people in the next town over. 😉
Congratulations! You ran a great campaign that was positive and focused.
A council member who knows their constituents!
I am so happy for you, Renata Rollins.
And, I'm happy for Oly!
Happy happy happy for you and all of us in Olympia! <3
Hooray! Congrats to you and to the people! 👏🏽👊🏾✊🏾🙌🏾🌻
So the last count at 6:20pm only brought in 250 more Olympia ballots, and there are still thousands to go. Of those ballots, 85% broke for #RenataForCouncil -- bringing us within just 49 votes to flipping the race.
Way to get those ballots in Olympia!!! We broke 40% turnout. <3 Next update is at 8pm tonight. ...
What an incredible night!! Exciting wins all over Thurston County and groundbreaking wins across the nation as we saw the first open transgender woman elected as a state delegate in Virginia, a newly elected councilmember in Minneapolis became the first trans woman of color elected to any office in the US, and 8 cities elected their first black mayors.
The #RenataForCouncil race is too close to call! We are currently 139 votes behind the incumbent, but thousands of votes have yet to be counted. With all the late ballots from young voters we believe a win is possible! Results update daily at the county elections page. (6pm Wednesday is the next update.)
Congratulations to Clark Gilman and Lisa Parshley for their decisive victories for Olympia council, and to Zita for Port! Holding hope for Bill Fishburn's Port race as well.
Thank you to all the volunteers, supporters, wellwishers, donors and VOTERS for getting us this far! No matter the results, we continue the work for our #BelovedCommunity here in Olympia. <3
Great news. Thanks for these updates. I have a wonderful feeling. I believe that “life” in Olympia will be better with Renata leading the way. Renata stands for and speaks truth for our diverse community. I voted For Renata. Hope you did too. ty. We need her.
Renata is the reason I made sure I got my butt out and voted. She sent me mail, called me, and had people come to my home to get my vote. She spoke to me and listened to my concerns. Here is someone who will work for us to make Olympia a better place.
I really hope you win! If you don't, please run again next time!
Today is election day! Do you or someone you know need help getting to the ballot box? We will have people on standby all day to give people rides and help get out the vote! Please reach out to us through Facebook, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone! (505-231-9189) ...