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I am excited to announce that I am running to be your next Olympia City Councilmember. We need new blood on the city council because what the incumbents are doing is just not working.

I no longer recognize the Olympia where I raised my kids, and I put to you the question that drives me to write this letter, one I’ve kept asking myself –

Is Olympia and our community better off today than 10 years ago?

I am confident that we share the same vision for Olympia and I need your help to achieve this vision. I identify 3 core problems holding our city back, so my platform is pretty simple – address the root causes of homelessness, build more affordable housing, and revitalize downtown businesses. I believe we need more collaboration, accountability, and a common-sense approach.

When I say “common-sense” I mean practical. If you know me well, you know I spend my time getting things done, not focused on who gets credit. I’ll be honest, I don’t think our city has only made mistakes. We are currently experiencing a resurgence of investment and construction in parts of our city and around the region. But the increased presence of tarps, trash, and tents is a stark reminder that the City is failing in other areas.

I envision an Olympia built on compassion and community. Let’s incentivize more affordable housing so there are both ownership and rental opportunities. Let’s better our systems for assisting those experiencing hardship and homelessness. Let’s strengthen our waterways and green spaces, providing habitat and recreational opportunities across the city. Let’s have a downtown with thriving local businesses. Let’s be the Olympia we know we can be.

Four generations ago my family moved to the Olympia area. When I moved back to Olympia in ’96, I knew I made the right choice. I raised my 3 children as a single dad, living on the westside of town off of Cooper Point Rd. Olympia provided us with great public schools, LP Brown Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, and Capital High School, and a family friendly place for me and my young family.

I’m thankful that my work as a Realtor allows me to understand our town. I know our distinct neighborhoods, what makes them each unique, and I get to talk to people from all parts of the community. I have an appreciation for Olympia’s charm, I love our waterfront, our corner businesses and wonderful neighborhoods.

I’m writing to you because I can’t do it alone. At this early point in this journey, I am asking for your financial support, whether it be $10, $100, or $1,000 – your support buys postcards, yard signs, mailing brochures, and spots on the radio. You can donate directly in the included remittance envelope or online at

I believe accountability starts at the beginning. I will be giving out my phone number throughout the campaign because if you can’t reach your city council member, then we’re not in this together. My cell number is (360) 789-3160 – give me a call with any questions, suggestions, or even complaints.

Thank you for your support. I look forward to hearing from you.

Spence Weigand