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Lakehaven Water & Sewer District

Commissioner Position No. 5

Liz Olhsson

Liz Olhsson

P.O. Box 4774


Education: PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; BS Physics/Mathematics, University of Oregon
Occupation: IT Systems Engineer and Project Manager at Local Aerospace Company

As a climate scientist and mom with a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, I believe that water rights are human rights – everyone should have access to clean, safe water and sewer.  I bring over 15 years of systems engineering, project management, problem solving for local businesses, and scientific research to the fight for equitable utilities that elevate the safety and prosperity of our entire community.


This year we endured heat waves, droughts, and wildfires.  Climate change is on our doorstep, but the empowering reality is that climate adaptation is local.  There is a clear need for bold, environmentally just approaches to access, affordability, and sustainability of our water and sewer.  As your Commissioner, I will pursue climate-resilient infrastructure like wastewater recycling and rainwater collection; extend the moratorium on water/sewer shut-offs; and strive to connect our community with water, sewer, and affordable high-speed internet. 


Together we have the power to protect both the environment and one another, and I would appreciate your vote.


Endorsed by Labor, progressive, and environmental leaders, including: King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, Senator Claire Wilson, Representative Jamila Taylor, Auburn City Councilmember Larry Brown, Port of Tacoma Commissioner Kristin Ang, and the King County Democrats.

Jeremy DelMar

Jeremy DelMar

PO BOX 3197


Education: Executive Master’s in Public Administration, University of Washington Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, Washington State University
Occupation: Assistant General Manager at a Water Utility, Licensed Professional Engineer

For over 25 years, I’ve dedicated my professional career providing communities with clean, safe drinking water and reliable wastewater services.  As a senior manager and civil engineer at a regional water utility, I have the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help Lakehaven Water and Sewer District make informed decisions to benefit the utility customers.


I view this opportunity as another way to apply my career experience to serve and support our local community.  I chose to forgo contributions and endorsements as these essential services should remain non-partisan and locally managed.  This allows me to serve only you, the customers, and not outside special interests.


As Commissioner, my priority is to ensure you receive exceptional service at low and affordable rates.  I will listen to the needs of customers and advance policies based on sound judgment, transparency, and accountability.  I know the importance of protecting our natural resources and will invest in our shared infrastructure for a reliable and sustainable utility, today and for future generations. 


I’d be honored to serve as your Commissioner.  My industry experience, commitment to public service, and passion for water resources has prepared me to tackle the challenges facing Lakehaven.  I humbly ask for your vote.

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