Posts tagged ‘Anne McEnerny-Ogle’

January 2, 2017

Anne McEnerny Ogle Offically Announces Run for Mayor

by lewwaters

Vancouver city council member and Mayor Pro Temp, Anne McEnerny Ogle made her run for Mayor of Vancouver official this morning at the Fireman’s Hall on Fruit Valley Road. The Hall was packed to capacity with a diverse audience in attendance wishing Anne well.

Video of her full speech is provided by Jim Mains and reposted with permission.

August 1, 2013

Jeanne Harris Deserves Better From Democrats

by lewwaters
Jeanne Harris Official

Jeanne Harris

Maintaining a neutral stance in the Vancouver City Council Position 3 race between 4 term incumbent Jeanne Harris and challengers Frank Decker, Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Galina Burley, I can’t help but feel sad for how Jeanne Harris has been sold out by the Democrats she has faithfully supported for so long.

Yes, we know Jeanne created her own problems three years ago with the now famous incident, but let’s be honest here, if one of us were in the midst of a bitter divorce, might we not lash out towards someone, out of character as well?

That is not to make any excuses, just to remind ourselves of the words once spoken by a very wise man long ago, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Voters will decide whether or not the incident three years ago outweighs her many years of service on the city council, as they should.

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July 17, 2013

UPDATED: Why Politics Is Called A Blood Sport

by lewwaters

Brass KnucklesOnce again we see confirmation of the old Aneurin Bevan quote, “Politics is a Blood Sport” in the Vancouver City Council campaign for position 3, currently held by Jeanne Harris.

While it is clear that the Lazy C is going to throw their support wholly behind newcomer, Galina Burley, evidenced by their usual reporting more favorable over other candidates, including the other candidate endorsed in this primary, challenger Anne McEnerny Ogle.

Burley, along with the challengers in the position 2 position currently held by Jeanne E. Stewart are both heavily supported by downtown special interests, Identity Clark County members, Democrat Party members, all strong supporters of the Columbia River Crossing light rail project that by all appearances, they hope to soon resurrect.

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November 3, 2011

If Vietnam Service Really Matters In The Vancouver City Council Race

by lewwaters

The latest ad on behalf of Anne McEnerny-Ogle by the New York Unite Here Union, who represents the Hilton employees currently seeking a 53% wage & benefit increase makes the claim of she is “married to a Vietnam Veteran.” Speaking with Anne previously, this is a true claim and even though I haven’t met her husband, I have every reason to believe he is as proud of his service as I am my own in Vietnam.

But, does having married someone who served in Vietnam matter more than someone who actually did serve in or over Vietnam?

As previously noted, Anne’s opponent, Bill Turlay is a retired combat Navy Pilot. Bill flew some 385 combat missions over Vietnam, was subjected to ground fire and whatever the North Vietnamese forces sent his way. He was awarded 25 Air Medals through 3 tours with 800 carrier landings, 200 at night!

I have no doubt Anne’s husbands record is also filled with honorable service, but I have to ask, what does that have to do with Anne’s ability to serve on the city council?

My own wife gains nothing to qualify her due to my service. Bill’s wife gains no extra qualification due to his service either.

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October 26, 2011

Turlay Endorsed by Campbell, McEnerny-Ogle Reaction Disappointing

by lewwaters

In a move that seems to have surprised most everybody, outgoing Vancouver City Council member Pat Campbell has come out endorsing Bill Turlay as best suited to replace him.

Campbell endorses Turlay for his Vancouver seat

Campbell cites as his reason, “Although Bill Turlay and I take opposite stances on some local issues such as light rail, public bus service, and the Columbia River Crossing (not to mention our disagreements on national issues!), I am endorsing him for the citizens. Position 6 has a history of being occupied by straight shooters who have put service ahead of self or reelection.”

“Bill doesn’t make rash promises or play people for political gain. He hasn’t put himself in the middle of property or labor negotiations for political traction. Most voters know where Bill stands. Many more need to know that he is a man of integrity, friendliness, and grace. That is what we all will need during what look like even more difficult times until things eventually change for the better.”

Especially relevant to Campbell’s endorsement was Turlay’s recent “denouncing negative fliers and TV ads put out independently by the Save Our City Political Action Committee” on his behalf.

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October 24, 2011

Why Is A New York Union PAC Investing In the Vancouver City Council?

by lewwaters

It appears the same New York Union PAC, Unite Here Tip State and Local Fund that spent over $50,000 in ‘in-kind’ contributions to see Tim Leavitt elected as Mayor in 2009 is back, pouring over $32,000 in more in-kind contributions to see Anne McEnerny-Ogle elected to the city council.

It should be noted that ‘in-kind’ contributions are not sought by candidates, but contributed without a candidate’s prior approval by those who wish to see them elected. And yes, they are made on behalf of many other candidates.

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October 23, 2011

Progressive Voters Guide Issued

by lewwaters

It should come as no surprise that once again, as we have seen many times before, a “Progressive Voters Guide” is set out to tell leftist Progressives which candidates they identify as leftwing Progressives and which measures Progressives think should be enacted. Whether the Columbian will be as outraged over it as they were to discover a GOP voters guide remains to be seen.

No surprise to see Sharon Wylie listed, we know her to be pretty leftwinged, even if the Progressives got it wrong that she is “non-partisan.”

What I think will come as a surprise, at least to two candidates comes next.

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October 20, 2011

Local Business Community Voice Concerns Over McEnerny Ogle

by lewwaters

I guess it was inevitable, after the Columbian raised concerns over Bill Turlay, candidate for Vancouver City Council position 6 misreading business license regulations and not having the city license, that somewhere along the line something concerning his opponent, Anne McEnerny Ogle would surface.

As I said back then, all of us have something we erred on or something someone can make an issue over, candidates for office especially.

I received a copy of a Press Release titled, “McEnerny-Ogle Candidacy for Vancouver Council Concerns Members of the Local Business Community” where it is claimed,

“Recent documents obtained highlight the ineffectiveness of Anne McEnerny-Ogle, candidate for Vancouver City Council, in her role as Chair of the Vancouver Planning Commission. One document released is from Vancouver City staff, dated October 30, 2006 to Mayor Royce Pollard. In the document, Planning Commission staff request that McEnerny-Ogle not be reappointed to the Planning Commission due to complaints about her decisions being based on personal prejudices and not criteria in the City’s development code.”

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October 13, 2011

League of Women Voters Forum, October 13, 2011

by lewwaters

Tonight saw the inaugural use of a CVTV live broadcast from the new Library in Vancouver. Broadcast was the League of Women Voters Candidate forum for the 2011 election this November. I was very pleasantly surprised to see the room filled nearly to capacity by citizens who came out to hear what the candidates have to say.

All 6 city council candidates appeared and each was asked questions in order by seat position sought.

Josephine Wentzel and Bart Hansen started it off with opening statements and outlined their visions for the future of Vancouver. Both are articulate but with decidedly different views. Hansen leaned more on his short experience on council and work history with Clark County PUD. Wentzel relied on her history of being a Police Officer, Detective and her opposition to CRC and light rail being forced upon us with no vote from the people. Far from a single issue candidate, she also articulated her views on a called for fireworks ban in Vancouver by outlining some proposed restrictions to fireworks sale, after hearing public input. Hansen fell back on emails received calling for an outright ban, but also saying restrictions were needed, not an outright ban.

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August 25, 2011

Beware Scam Email Sent in Candidates Name

by lewwaters

Once again, a Clark County candidate has seen their email hacked and a scam email sent out alleging to be from them, it isn’t. In this case, Bill Turlay, candidate for Vancouver City Council, now running against Anne McEnerny-Ogle is the victim.

Rest assured, I just corresponded with Mr. Turlay and he is safe and sound in his home in Vancouver, not struggling in Spain as the scam email claims. Of course, a quick look over the email reveals someone who obviously isn’t as adept at English as they think.

Hello,

How are you doing ? Sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to Spain for a program,i hate to do this but am some difficulties here because i misplaced my Wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things like my credit were kept in . I already contacted my credit card company to Stop my cards immediately,But where my problem lies is that it will take another 5 days to get me a replacement. I will like you to assist me with a loan of $2,800 to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home. I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with and I promise to reimburse you at my return,Kindly let me know if you can be of help? so that i can let you know the wire transfer instructions.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

As you can see, that is not how we Americans write.

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August 19, 2011

Sore Loser Pat Campbell Trashes McEnerny-Ogle and Turlay, Plans Write-in Campaign.

by lewwaters

UPDATE: A Columbian All Politics is Local blog post informs us, “Elections chief Tim Likness has informed us that primary losers cannot, we repeat, cannot, mount a write-in campaign.”

Ever the arrogant, self serving, sore loser, soon to be former Vancouver City Council member Pat Campbell, who finished third out of three candidates in Tuesday’s primary campaign, has come out slinging mud at the two who easily defeated him and has vowed a write-in candidacy.

Ousted Vancouver councilor to seek write-ins

The Columbian article states,

“In a fiery email sent Friday morning, Campbell came out swinging against the top two candidates, Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Bill Turlay.

He said that McEnerny-Ogle has made “vague impossible promises given our city’s short term financial outlook” and has a reputation for “an inability to work with others.”

Turlay, Campbell continued, is an “avowed Tea Party member” who “would rather the country go down the tubes rather than (see) an elected President succeed?”

“Two well-financed special interest campaigns that barely succeed against an incumbent with proven service and no special interest funding won’t succeed this fall,” Campbell wrote. ”The voters this fall wont be the ideologues.”

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July 21, 2011

Should I Care What Life Pac Says?

by lewwaters

As a political blogger I am approached from time to time by candidates and supporters asking for support, inviting me to their events or speaking against a candidate I might have decided to support. But, I have to say that tonight was the first time a PAC has contacted me to ask that I consider withdrawing an endorsement of a candidate.

What strikes me as odd, besides the fact that I have not endorsed Anne McEnerny-Ogle, or any candidate for Vancouver City Council for that matter, is that the link shown is to a recommendation I made a year and a half ago, when she was vying to be appointed to the city council seat that Bart Hansen ended up winning the nomination to.

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June 24, 2011

My, My, What Pat Campbell Finds “Encouraging”

by lewwaters

An email copied to Victoria Taft just today

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First off, whoever “Jeff Nice” is, the description of “basement blogger” hardly applies as my house doesn’t have a basement.

Did Pat Campbell actually issue the reply to this insult laden email?

If so, what is so “encouraging” about it, Pat?

No one is forced to listen to Victoria Taft or any radio program for that matter. Just as no one is forced to read the Columbian or vote for Pat.

Then too, there is always that sticky little matter of the first amendment.

If you did in fact issue the reply, Pat, I’d really like to know what is so “encouraging” about it.

I’m sure your opponents and voters within the city limits would too.

January 24, 2010

Anne McErney-Ogle Should Be Appointed To Vancouver’s Open Council Seat

by lewwaters

I often receive emails from citizens active in Vancouver or Clark County matters. It isn’t always that I agree with them, but I always appreciate seeing what others think about the goings on in our community.

One such person I often receive email from is retired Navy Commander Larry Patella who many elected officials look upon as a “thorn in their side.” While they may scoff at Larry, politicians need those “thorns in their sides” if we are to remain a free nation of “We The People.”

As we all know, Mayor Royce Pollard was defeated by challenger Tim Leavitt this past November and his being worn in to office has left an opening on the city council for Vancouver. Current council members have won their elections for their seat, either this past year or in years past.

To fill the seat now a replacement for Leavitt must be selected, but it will be by council members, not an election. This is by design and the process our nation and community has set-up.

The danger in this process is council members who may ignore the voices of the people and choose a replacement based upon an agenda or someone who they fell will just rubber stamp proposals of the mayor or the council.

It is in regards to this selection process that Mr. Patella was addressing those on his email list this morning as he sent out the following,

“Finalist for Vancouver City Council;

In reading the article in today’s copy of the Daily Fish Wrapper, I must take issue will some of the criteria for who will be selected.

Having been advised that some applicants were not nominated to fill the seat vacated by the current mayor because there was fear among current council members that they would not be team players or that they had the audacity to challenge some council members’ positions and decisions I am concerned that whomever gets elected will be just another Bobblehead.

Didn’t we just throw out of office a dictatorial administration that not only ignored the voice of the People but in almost every instance passed every piece of legislation brought before it by a 6 to 1 or 5 to 2 vote. Comments such as “it’s going to be spirited dialogue about who the six of us believe will be the best fit”

Ladies and gentlemen of the council, need council members who will Listen to the people, ask probing question, and above all vote on the merits of what is placed before them, not just another vote in someone’s pocket. It is not the best fit that “We The People” are seeking, it is someone who will represent “We The People”.

In my most humble opinion, Anne McEnery-Olge is the people’s choice.
She has the Experience, the Backbone and the Will to represent us.

L. M. Patella
CDR USN (ret)

P.S. Let The Council Know your choice and let me know. I will tabulate the people’s vote and compare it to what the council vote and let you know if they are listening to us..”

Finalists are, if you don’t already know, Anne McErney-Ogle – Active in Neighbor Association, Member of Planning Commission, served on City Budget Review Committee, Ran for council in 2009 and came in second.

Eric Olmsted – Challenged Jeanne Stewart in 2005 and was defeated

Lee Rafferty – Community Volunteer

Bart Hanson – Works For PUD, ran for council in 2009 and came in third.

Larry’s email, if you wish to contact him with your preference is lmpatella@comcast.net

My choice would be Anne McErney-Ogle to take the seat, as she is very community oriented, she does get out amongst the people and she does have the needed experience to represent citizens of Vancouver, Washington.

This is also why Clark County Conservative strongly supported Lisa Walters in the Battle Ground Council Race against all too obvious Democratic Party choice and supported Michael Dalesandro in last years race.

Lisa, much like Anne McErney-Ogle, when necessary would ask probing questions, oppose a lock-step attitude and actually represent the people.

Anne ran against deeply entrenched incumbent council member, Jeanne Harris, who has been on the council since 1997.

I’m not at all convinced that Vancouver citizens’ voices have been heeded in the past and a burgeoning budget deficit reflects that. All too often, council votes on matters supported by special interests and opposed by citizens, such as light rail and a new I-5 bridge replacement.

Millions of dollars of our tax money has been spent “studying” projects that have been voted down by the people in the past and that the current council will not bring back before the people.

Clark County Conservative proudly supports Anne McErney-Ogle to be selected for appointment to the Vancouver City Council. I feel she would be a much-needed dissenting voice from time to time.

Throughout the history of our nation, opposing views on matters came together for compromises that benefited “We The People” most and not extremes or special interests.

It was dissension that often found common ground and built the nation to greatness, not far left, far right or special interests that sought only obscene profit.

September 21, 2009

VANCOUVER NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE PRESENTS CITIZENS’ CANDIDATE FORUM

by lewwaters

VANCOUVER NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE PRESENTS CITIZENS’ CANDIDATE FORUM

TO BE HELD AT THE WATER RESOURCE CENTER
4600 S E Columbia Way
September 29th at 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Moderator ~ Mike Bailey

PARTICIPATING WILL BE MAYORAL CANDIDATES:

ROYCE POLLARD
TIM LEAVITT

CITY COUNCIL:

POSITION # 1  ~  BILL TURLAY
                              JACK BURKMAN

POSITION # 2 ~ JEANNE STEWART
                             DAVID MICHAEL HEYWOOD

POSITION # 3 ~ JEANNE HARRIS
                             ANNE McENERNY-OGLE

Participate in a public forum giving each candidate the opportunity to present their position on topics related to our city through audience generated questions.

Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance is a recognized organization of Vancouver neighborhood associations.

FEEL FREE TO PRINT THE INVITATION AND CIRCULATE THROUGHOUT YOUR COMMUNITY.

The Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance has put forth a great deal of effort to bring candidates together for you to ask questions of and determine who best is suited to represent Vancouver in the upcoming November election. I hope you will likewise make the effort to attend, ask your questions and listen to the answers and be an informed voter.

Remember, we get the government we deserve with our votes.