Posts tagged ‘Centrist’

March 18, 2014

Now that Steve Stuart is Bailing

by lewwaters

Clark County CommissionersAs announced, Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart has been named as the next City manager for the city of Ridgefield, Washington. Stuart previously announced he would not run for reelection this year, very likely having read the tea leaves that his chances for reelection were somewhat remote, at best.

With his leaving office early, if he actually does, the seat becomes vacant and the political party he ran under, Democrats have to present three names to the remaining County Commissioners to select his replacement.

Whoever is selected will finish out Stuarts term in office and likely will run for reelection in this November’s election.

July 10, 2013

Election 2013: Vancouver City Council Position 2

by lewwaters

Vote 1Continuing in an assessment of candidates vying for Vancouver, Washington City Council, Position 2 now merits a look.

Position 2 is currently held by Jeanne E. Stewart, undoubtedly the single most centrist person sitting on the council. She is being challenged by 2 political novices, Alisha Topper and Ty Stober, both relatively unknown.

Admittedly, neither of the candidates has reached out to me as did others I have blogged about, but I have talked with Ms. Stewart in the past. My views of her challengers are based upon their web sites and news articles.

Again, in no order of preference,

December 10, 2012

Senator Benton Announces Bipartisan ‘Philosophical Majority’ Coalition

by lewwaters

Winning a 5th term in the Washington State Senate, Don Benton today released a Press Release announcing the expected Bipartisan Senate Coalition many have hoped for some time now.

For Immediate Release                                                                       For Interviews Contact:

Dec. 10, 2012                                                                                     Sen. Don Benton (360) 786-7632

Benton announces formation of Senate bipartisan coalition

Unprecedented commitment to work together made possible by Clark County senator’s election

December 4, 2012

Jim Moeller Scoffs at the Idea of a Centrist Government

by lewwaters

Moeller, GoofAll expectations point to 17th Legislative District Senator Don Benton retaining his lead over challenger Tim Probst to keep his seat in the state senate. It’s been a very close and contentious campaign with Democrats throwing everything they could at Don to unseat him, including spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus mud-slinging attack ads, painting Senator Benton as evil and uncaring as any human could possibly be.

In spite of coming very close to succeeding, Benton appears to be holding on to the win. Even though by a slim margin, a win is a win. Clark County Elections Supervisor Tim Likness states that even though the final results will not be certified until next week, it is not expected to change the outcome.

Although Senator Benton is labeled as one of the most partisan people in Olympia, his retaining the Senate seat is expected to finally bring about a more centrist oriented legislature with two moderate Democrats, Tim Sheldon and Rodney Tom indicating their desire to be more bipartisan and work more with Republicans that hard line Democrats in a “power-sharing” arrangement.

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