Obituary: Tom Jamieson

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tom Jamieson
From Lori Sotelo, Chairman
King County Republican Party

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of a member of the King County Republican Party family.

This morning, September 28, 32nd Legislative District Republican Party Chair Tom Jamieson passed away from complications related to a heart attack that occurred a little over a week ago.

Many of you who knew Tom recognized he was a stalwart grassroots activist for the King County Republican Party as well as the 32nd Legislative District Republicans.

He was serving his second term as a District Chairman and was well known for his unique sense of humor, steadfast leadership, and for being a determined activist on local issues.

Tom was a regular attendee at Shoreline City Council meetings where he frequently lobbied the Council and even created his own blog ( where he commented on and made videos about local government issues. He was recognized as a leader by many local citizens who he taught to become activists.

Tom was a welcome and engaging addition to the King County Republican Party Executive Committee. Those that worked with Tom recognized how committed and passionate he was for our Republican Party, his example will be remembered and admired for years to come in our collective memories of such a great man, Tom Jamieson.

Tom leaves behind his wife, Lois, his children and a large extended family. Funeral announcements will be forthcoming.


Anonymous,  September 29, 2015 at 1:51 AM  

I will miss Tom so much.

Unknown September 29, 2015 at 10:46 AM  

Rest in peace my friend and know your presence will forever be embedded in the hearts and memories of many.. Condolences to the family from shoreline

Worthen September 29, 2015 at 1:27 PM  

His life will be greatly missed. I feel fortunate to have gotten to know hiim; his love for his community, his sacrifice, and his passion to serve leaves a mark that will not be forgotten.

Anonymous,  September 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM  

Sad news. I enjoyed his perspective and his passion for politics. Condolences to his family.

Anonymous,  September 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM  

R.I.P. Tom and condolences to your family. Your voice and humor will be sorely missed in Shoreline and beyond.

Debbie Herold September 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM  

My thoughts are with Lois and Darcy.

Debbie Herold September 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM  

My thought are with Lois and Darcy.

Wendy DiPeso September 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM  

It was a both a pleasure and a challenge to work with Tom on local issues. He challenged my assumptions and brought a valuable and unique perspective to every conversation.
His abiding sense of humor lives on in his work and in the hearts of those who remember him. Say hello to Art for us Tom

Anonymous,  September 30, 2015 at 4:01 PM  

Tom and I did not agree on many things, but we always worked together for the community. He was a funny dude, and I will miss him being a much-needed thorn in the side of the Shoreline City Council.

Nicholas Sharp,  September 30, 2015 at 10:17 PM  

Tom was a long time good friend to me for over 30 years. He is near the top of my most influencing people in my life. Smart, thoughtful and witty, he is someone special in the sea of humanity. It is quite painful to say goodbye to him. I believe the thing that says the most about him is that he was a great father and husband. Something all of us would like to be but fall short one way or another. I cannot think of someone he loved more than his wife Lois or anything he was more proud of than his daughter Darcy. He could provoke thought without viciousness. What I will lose most from Tom is his ability to make me think about how I really felt about something. Picking a choice from among a list of what society offers up is simply a cheap excuse for being too lazy to justify your stance on an issue. Tom never shied away from political discourse. He embraced it. I will be ashamed if I cannot take that as motivation to be a better person and work on solutions to our problems, not just be another naysaying finger pointer. I will miss Tom so very much. I am proud to put my name on this.

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