Laceyites make their mark

October 23rd, 2018 by Ken

As Graeme Sackrison ends his term as president of the Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce, I’m reminded that he is also the current president of the North Thurston School Board and has previously served as mayor of the City of Lacey.  An accomplishment he can be proud of.   But, he isn’t the only Laceyite to have served the community in elective office.

Judy Wilson is a current member of the Lacey Fire Commission.  Before that she also served on the North Thurston School Board and got her career in politics started by getting elected to a term as a  Thurston County Commissioner.

Of course, no list would be complete without talking about Karen Fraser.  Karen started as mayor of Lacey, served as a member of the Thurston County Commission, then as state representative and ended her run as state senator.  She continues to be well-liked and respected for her years of service.

But the person who has the most varied career in “public service” is Mike Kreidler.  Mike started as a member of the North Thurston School Board, served as a state representative then a state senator and as a representative in the US Congress.  He currently serves as Washington State Insurance Commissioner.

While some of these people may not consider themselves Laceyites, their careers took them through Lacey.  I’ll claim them as Laceyites.


Posted in History, Local Politics, The Real News

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