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Thurston County
Creating a more beautiful and sustainable
Thurston County
Creating a more beautiful and sustainable

About Allen

Mr. Miller has been a long-time community leader who recently led the successful ballot measures for the Olympia Metropolitan Parks District and Olympia School Bond and Levy. He is Past Chair, of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Thurston County Bar Association, Past President of the Olympia Rotary Club, Past President and Chair of the United Way of Thurston County, and Past Chair of the Olympia Planning Commission. Mr. Miller has led the effort to complete the North Capitol Campus as designed by Capitol Campus architects, Wilder and White and the Olmsted Brothers, and is President of the Olympia-Kato Sister City Association. He has served on the boards of the Thurston Regional Planning Council, the South Sound YMCA, the Providence St. Peter Foundation, the Olympia School District Education Foundation, the Washington Center, the Olympia Symphony, and Catholic Community Services. In 1998 Mr. Miller was honored as Thurston County Citizen of the year, and was named Olympia Rotarian of the year in 2002.

Mr. Miller is a Fourth generation Washingtonian. He graduated from the University of Virginia and Seattle University Law School. He has lived in Olympia for 34 years where he raised three adult children. He has served as an assistant attorney general, as a Thurston County deputy prosecutor, and as a private practitioner in real estate, land use, natural resource, water and environmental law. He also serves as a pro tem judge in District and Municipal Court. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Seattle University Law School and South Puget Sound Community College.

Issues

Public Safety

Allen will work with the Sheriff and Prosecutor to make sure that violent offenders are incarcerated. At the same time, taxpayers will be best served by addressing mentally ill and non-violent offenders through the therapeutic courts, social service, and diversion programs. He supports adequate law enforcement staffing levels that will reduce response time and provide the resources needed to address our most pressing safety issues. Allen will also make sure that our bridges and roads are safely maintained and upgraded so that we are prepared for natural disasters.

Economic Development

Allen Miller believes that we must do more to promote sustainable economic development. He will work with the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Chambers of Commerce to bring jobs to the County. Allen will also make the Bountiful Byway and South County highway corridors more prosperous. These are prime areas for agriculture, forestry, and internet-based business development. Building a new courthouse in downtown Olympia, redeveloping the Olympia Brewery property in Tumwater, and helping Lacey with its long-delayed Gateway project will also be top priorities.

Environmental Protection

Having recently led the successful Olympia Metropolitan Parks Levy, Allen will use his community organizing skills to promote environmental protection and restoration in our county. Capitol Lake is a centerpiece of Olympia for residents and visitors alike. He will be an advocate for reopening the lake to recreation and swimming to restore it to its full potential. Protecting our groundwater aquifers and the Deschutes, Nisqually, and Puget Sound watersheds will be a major priority. Allen is also a strong supporter of habitat and salmon restoration efforts including the reopening of Percival Creek Coho Habitat Restoration Project to recreate the wild salmon run.

Community Projects

  • Washington Center for Performing Arts
  • Drexel House
  • North Capitol Campus Heritage Park
  • Law Enforcement Memorial
  • Heritage Park Fountain
  • Centennial Train Station
  • Farmer's Market
  • Percival Landing
  • Briggs YMCA
  • West Bay Rotary Point Park
  • Olympia Regional Learning Academy
  • Providence St. Peter's Emergency Room
  • Downtown Housing
  • Hands On Children's Museum
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sustainable Thurston

Get Involved

Are you interested in making Thurston County a better place to live, work and raise a family? Being a part of the Allen Miller campaign for County Commissioner is not only fun, but a great way to help make meaningful and positive changes to the place we call home. Put up a yard sign, talk to your neighbors, attend a parade, write a letter, make a post on Facebook – there are dozens of ways that you can help. Send us a message and join our team!

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