December 28, 2017

Well, it’s official!  I won reelection as Mayor of Tumwater with an amazing 83% of the vote!  I couldn’t have done it without the support and help of many folks in our community.  Thank you!

 Here I am being congratulated by Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall and Congressman Denny Heck and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler after taking the Oath of Office at the Thurston County ceremony on December 28, 2017.

See you at a future community event!



October 22nd, 2017:

Emergency repairs are currently underway to weatherize the Old Olympia Brewhouse! 

One of my main goals and focus as Mayor has been redevelopment of the former Olympia brewery.  As part of these efforts, we have been working to preserve the historic brewery structures at the base of Tumwater Falls.  Last year, the owner of this property donated the historic Brewhouse tower to the City.  Volunteers are currently completing emergency repairs to protect this iconic structure from the weather.  This includes the construction of a temporary roof over the parts of the Brewhouse where the roof was missing or in disrepair and the sealing of window openings.  These repairs are being completed by volunteers and the donation of professional services and materials from several companies and individuals.

You can read more about this in a recent news article published by The Olympian:

There is also a nice little video clip by Steve Bloom of the Olympian that can be found here:

Here are some pictures I took last week of the work currently underway.

October 14th, 2017:

Pete Endorsed for Mayor by The Olympian

September 19th, 2017:

Partnership Announced between SPSCC and Craft District LLC

South Puget Sound Community College recently announced it has signed a letter of intent to partner with Craft District, LLC, to lease space for a Craft Brewing and Distilling Center.  Located on Capitol Boulevard, this Center will serve as the long-term home of SPSCC’s new Craft Brewing and Distilling degree program.  To learn more about this exciting news, see

This development will also include a new manufacturing facility for Heritage Distilling Company of Gig Harbor, Washington.  Heritage is the largest distiller in Washington State.

July 22nd, 2017:

Pete at the opening of the 2017 WA State Senior Games on July 22, 2017. Pete, along with Mayor Andy Ryder, Thurston County Commissioner Bud Blake and Olympia City Councilmember Clark Gilman, helped opened the games, which are being held this year at North Thurston High School.

July 4th, 2017:

Pete and Nancy at Tumwater’s 2017 4th of July Parade. Several thousand people lined Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road to watch the parade.
Later that evening an estimated crowd of nearly 12,000 people watched the fireworks show at the City’s Tumwater Valley Golf Course.

On June 19th, 2017, “Thurston Talks,” an on-line platform, published an article entitled “People in Politics – Pete Kmet” that provides a great summary of Pete’s approach to governing Tumwater.

You can access the article here:

Memorial Day, 2017:

Pete addresses crowd at 2017 Memorial Day ceremony at the state Capitol rotunda. Photo by Nancy Stevenson.

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