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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013

Cemetery District No. 1 (Grand Mound) - Commissioner, Position No. 1


Cemetery Districts - Thurston County has two operating cemetery districts: District No. 1 (Grand Mound) in
Rochester and District No. 2 in Yelm. Each district elects a three-member nonpartisan commission from within its jurisdiction, and the commissioners serve staggered six-year terms. The commission is non-salaried, but members may be reimbursed for expenses. Under state law, a commission is empowered to make and carry out contracts and to acquire, improve, and operate cemeteries. It establishes fees and regulations for their use. The budget is prepared by the district commission and certified by the Board of County Commissioners. The county Treasurer receives and disburses all revenues and maintains a cemetery fund for each district. Funding comes from revenue received through the sale of cemetery lots, from the district’s share of the junior taxing district levies, and from private donations.

All cemetery district positions are nonpartisan.

  Only voters residing within the Grand Mound Cemetery District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Larry Quarnstrom 9117 Davis Rd SW, Rochester, WA 98579, (360) 273-9607,
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I have been a Rochester community member for more than forty years. I feel it is important to be active and involved in the community. The current board has brought the cemetery from a state of disrepair to a state the community can be proud of. Therefore, I would like to continue as a cemetery board member for Rochester.

Linda Skog PO Box 175, Rochester, WA 98579, (360) 273-8184,
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Cemeteries are for the living to visit and honor their passed loved ones. They should be a place of beauty and serenity. Artificial flowers, plastic vases/containers, toys, teddy bears, pinwheels, pumpkins and blankets to keep the graves warm in the winter should not be permitted. Fresh flowers are available everywhere and would look so much better. Faded and unsightly flowers will be removed.

Our Grand Mound/Rochester Cemetery needs to be kept beautiful.

Ballots will begin arriving October 17, 2013. If you have not received your ballot by October 24,
contact our office immediately.

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