Posts tagged ‘Clark County Republicans’

December 17, 2016

Of Vitriol, Finger Wagging and Decorum

by lewwaters

Madore, Duct Tape IIIWhat we all witnessed during Public Comment at the last County Council meeting on Dec. 13 was no doubt pleasing to former Councilor David Madore. Finger wagging, threats of not being reelected for some perceived support of a project no longer on the table, allegations of governmental bullying that should land council members in federal prison as the former chair of the Clark County Republican Party chimed in how wise it would be to pay heed to those vitriolic outbursts.

I say pleasing to Madore as ever since he was relegated to a minority position hardly a meeting passed that he didn’t hurl similar accusations, even though in a much more measured manner towards the council majority he quickly labeled “the Three Liberals.”

Others from within his camp of malcontents preferred “the Three Stooges” as all seemed to forget that the county solidly rejected Madore at the ballot box along with his vision for how the county ought to be.

February 8, 2016

Rep. Harris Responds to Bullying Tactic

by lewwaters

After receiving a threatening letter from Christian Berrigan, State Committeeman for the Clark County Washington Republican Party, of withholding support in any reelection bid if he attended the Republicans of Clark County event, Rep. Paul Harris (17th) responded while attending the ROCC Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration Dinner on February 6, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington at the Heathman Lodge.

I can’t think it is anything but downright silly to try to bully candidates to not campaign before certain groups of people because you might not like that group. After all, that is what political candidates do.

September 13, 2015

Lazy C and Democrats, Consistently Inconsistent

by lewwaters

ConfusedIf you haven’t been keeping up on the current ‘kerfuffle’s’ ongoing in politics locally, the Lazy C’s Greg Jayne reminds of them in his Sunday editorial, It’s hard to see the humor in strident political agendas.

While primarily pointing fingers at the current “write-in” effort in the county council chair race, Jayne does mention the recent matter between the Clark County Democrat Party and the Young Democrats of Clark County when they endorsed separate candidates, the party getting behind Democrat Mike Dalesandro and the Young Democrats endorsing Independent Marc Boldt who has previously ran and won elections as a Republican.

I’m particularly struck by that as I read over on the C3G2 facebook page from Roy Valo, “Yeah, in the Dems we came up with a logical compromise that both the CCDCC and the YDs were satisfied with because we sat down and discussed the issue like adults.”

They dealt with it like adults, huh?

January 17, 2013

Clark GOP Puts Elected Officials on Notice – Our Rights Are Not Negotiable

by lewwaters

The Constitution of the United States of America is one of the most remarkable documents ever written. It clearly and in plain language lays out the foundation of our nation, the makeup of our government and establishes the rights of our citizens along with the limitations of government.

It has served our nation well in our short history and guided us into becoming the super power we have been known as, along with being the freest nation on the planet a long as we have abided by it and followed the basic tenets of it.

But government wishes to grow and assume powers our country was founded to get away from, putting the limits on citizens and granting more powers to government denied it when we adhere to our Constitution.

May 7, 2012

Will the Sanctioning of Marc Boldt Next be Called “Racist?”

by lewwaters

Maybe a little farfetched, I grant you, but the way the “Hyena’s of Inkville” have been carrying on and how Commissioner Boldt continues to go around the county crying that he was sanctioned, playing the victim when he clearly deserved to be sanctioned, it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Clearly Commissioner Boldt has grown very comfortable sitting in his well paid cushioned seat of authority on the Clark County Board of Commissioners supporting Liberal Democrat agendas while claiming to be a Republican and expecting conservative Republicans to support and vote for him.

It’s difficult for me to imagine why he would even worry about the sanctions, given his words recently quoted in a Reflector editorial, Boldt confident voters will ignore GOP demands.

Since the sanction amount to little more than withdrawing party support of him and not allowing access to party mailing lists, Boldt told the Reflector, “he has never used party mailing lists and that the most the party has donated to his campaign in the past is $100.”

I guess use of the party headquarters and being endorsed and promoted by the party to encourage party members to elect him aren’t worth very much to Commissioner Boldt. Personally, I would consider 89,033 votes worth quite a lot, even if all of them did not see the Clark County GOP Endorsement of Boldt.

October 19, 2011

The Columbian Continues to Show They Really Are the Mouthpiece for the Democrats

by lewwaters

The local newspaper, the Columbian, better known to locals as “the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party” once again puts their leftwing bias on open display for all to see.

We saw it just days as as they published 10 favorable articles on the local “Occupy anything but a bar of soap” rally at Esther Short Park Saturday, with 3 0r 4 personnel apparently assigned to cover it, including editor Lou Brancaccio, credited for some of the photos taken of the event.

That the April 17, 2010 Tea Party Tax Day event did not merit a single mention in the mouthpiece, even though it drew nearly twice as many participants is overshadowed by Brancaccio’s claim of “we have ‘mentioned’ Tea Party over 800 times.”

I’ll leave it to the reader to imagine whether or not “over 800 times” is a gross exaggeration or how favorable any of those mentions might have been.

Now we see one of the understudies for John Laird, the acerbic political page editor who sees citizens who disagree with having light rail shoved down our throats as “Ankle Biting Hounds from Whinerville” taking yet another shot at the right with the Andrea Damewood piece, How ‘Republican’ are nonpartisan local candidates? They ask, should it matter?

January 6, 2011

Did Herrera Beutler Forget a Pay Off?

by lewwaters

Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington State’s newest Representative for the 3rd Congressional District has achieved her dream of officially becoming a full-time professional career politician in the history books. How she did it never mattered to her, just that she made it and like other establishment career politicians, has began paying off those who helped her step on others to get where she is.

The Republican freshman began by announcing the appointment of past Clark County Republican Party chair, Ryan Hart as her District Director. Hart, in violation of words he spoke to me personally, publicly endorsed her while still chair of the party and promoted her candidacy from the chair, largely ignoring any other Republican Challenger, helping to create an unlevel playing field for the nomination.

Self-professed “Tea Party Icon,” Marine Corporal David W. Hedrick, former opponent of Herrera Beutler, told too many people that he was not going to file in June 2010 so he could back another candidate to “stop Herrera from winning” the nomination. I received several first-hand accounts from some very prominent people, some elected officials, of such words spoken to them by Hedrick.

Naturally, this was all before he ran the vicious campaign he did against the candidate he continually labeled as dead last in the polls and not being anywhere near he and Herrera, who were tied for first place in said polls.

November 19, 2010

Hedrick’s ‘the Liberal Clause’ Destined for New York Times Best Seller? Giggle, snort, snicker

by lewwaters

In spite of my earlier reservations on the existence of failed congressional candidate David W. Hedrick’s book, the Liberal Clause, HERE and HERE, originally advertised as being shipped July 15, the book does in fact exist and even though months late, is finally being shipped to those who pre-ordered the book.

One of several people that contacted me with their reservations and worries about the book was gracious enough to scan the 43 pages and emailed them to me, with the comment, “What a waste of $20.00. It should not have been sold for more than $4.00.

After struggling to get through the short 43 pages it was easy to see why ‘Bob’ felt it worth only $4.00. The works of a literary midget, the pages are filled with spelling and grammatical errors. Hedrick would have served himself well by having someone review the pages before sending it to whoever he paid to print it.

July 13, 2010

Republican Prospects In Clark County Looking Better All The Time

by lewwaters

With just a few weeks left until the August 17th Primary, Republican candidates throughout Clark County are showing they mean business and stand the best chance in many years of winning many of the elections.

Calls from many Democrat voters that the GOP has died just 2 years ago seem to have been quite premature. From candidates seeking a seat in our state legislature to a seat on the Vancouver City Council, Republicans have amassed an impressive list of candidates, prepared to campaign hard and begin the long road to recovery from this economic morass we find ourselves in.

With little more than a couple exceptions, Republican candidates are reporting advances in their campaigns the likes of which we haven’t seen in many years.

Brent Boger stayed above the barbs between candidates George Kolin and Tony Golik, also vying for County Prosecutor.

Boger’s campaign continues to build momentum and he says that he has been enjoying meting people “who never knew the importance of the prosecutor’s office, but now realize how this important position greatly impacts their life.”

Amongst the several dozen endorsements Boger has received are Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Democratic opponent, Curt Wyrick.

Ann Rivers continues her commanding lead in the race to take over the seat being vacated by Jaime Herrera in the 18th Legislative District as her campaign reports she is nearing $50,000 in donations, far ahead of her nearest opponent.

Ann received some very favorable coverage in a recent Vancouver Business Journal article along with several Letters to the Editor touting her qualifications and experience.

Brandon Vick, a political novice, continues to run a clean campaign, building his chances and learning the ropes. It is doubtful he can catch Ann, but Brandon has been doing far better than Washougal council member Jon Russell, recently revealed to have been making what appears to be some very false claims on his qualifications.

I haven’t received any updates from Anthony Bittner in while, but I know he is out there building on his chances and learning the ropes while he seeks to energize the young people his age who traditionally have refrained from voting. He too will have a hard time catching Ann, but I think he will learn a lot in this race and if he sticks with it, be a factor in future races.

In the 17th Legislative District, both seats are in play this time and we have a candidate vying for each one. Brian Peck continues to build a head of steam in what looks like will be the tougher race for the position 1 seat currently held by first term Democrat, Tim Probst. Probst has a history of dirty politics as was seen in his run against Joseph James in the 2008 campaign, but Peck is not an easy man to rattle. A business owner, Peck has the knowledge and experience needed to help turn our state back to fiscal sanity and bring jobs back.

For position 2, the open seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Deb Wallace, Paul Harris is vying for the nomination against 2 Democrats. Harris, a businessman sees the bad habits in over spending and continually raising taxes that has repressed the economy for far too long now. Harris says, “Citizens in Southwest Washington deserve accountability and prudence in these difficult economic times from our elected officials.”

With Paul Harris, those are words we can believe in.

Both seats are up for challenge in the 49th Legislative District, each currently held by Democrats, Jim Jacks and Jim Moeller, both of whom signed off on every spending and tax increase we currently see driving our local economy further into bankruptcy.

Craig Riley, a local business owner with extensive experience in the Health Care Insurance Industry and managing his own business is running against Moeller, now dubbed ‘Candyman’ due to his efforts that slapped a new and confusing tax on candy, but only some candy.

Bill Cismar is bringing his extensive experience in the High Tech Industry and the US Air Force to run against another Democrat first termer, Jim Jacks, who seems to still be “listening and learning” as he votes lock-step with the party, giving little regard to the middle class workers out of work of barely keeping a job.

Both of these seats in the 49th have been held for a very long time by various Democrats and also promise to be tough races, but with the poor performance of both legislators currently holding them, we have the best chance we’ve had in several years to take both of them.

Peter Van Nortwick entered the race for County Assessor before Linda Franklin announced she was going to retire due to medical problems. Pete has been campaigning hard, building his campaign against late filers and just announced he has gained the endorsement of the Washington State Farm Bureau.

Clark County Commissioner, Steve Stuart, currently the lone Democrat on the commission, received a challenge from Republican businessman Alan Svehaug late on the final day of filing, ending Stuart’s chances for an easy reelection with no challenger. Alan is still building his campaign and we will be hearing much more out of him in the weeks ahead as we move towards the November elections.

John Jenkins shows promise in replacing Bart Hansen on the Vancouver City Council, who was appointed earlier this year to sit in the seat vacated by Tim Leavitt, who moved over to the Mayors chair.

Jenkins was the subject of a recent post on CCC, A Conservative for Vancouver City Council.

Scott Weber is running an unusual campaign for County Clerk as his desire, once elected, is to eliminate the office as an elected office and promises to push for Home Rule Charter to facilitate that.

My apologies if I missed a candidate. But, we have several campaigns running throughout Clark County at the local level that hold the promise of restoring some sanity to state government.

There are also Judge Positions with candidates who have a more conservative record that we should take into account. Although non-partisan, Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson and Richard B. Sanders are running to retain their seats on the bench.

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, District Three sees Joseph Daggy hoping to secure a seat in the primary, August 17.

Republicans stand a very good chance of winning many of the elections shown above. We have the best list of candidates we have seen in many years, all bringing varied experience with them and knowledge on how to actually make tough decisions.

We are faced with some decisions of our own. We can continue as we are, sliding further and further in an economic, job killing morass by returning those to office who have played roles in bringing us to this point.

Or, we can look seriously at those challengers who have ideas and incumbents that have been opposing the current legislative actions that have brought us to the brink of bankruptcy.

Let’s choose wisely this time and vote in real “Hope and Change,” not “more of the same.”

December 17, 2009

Jaime “I’m not more of the same” Herrera

by lewwaters

As we all know by now, Jaime Herrera, state representative for Washington’s 18th district, seems to have finally made up her mind and is solidly running for the seat Democrat Brian Baird intends to leave next year.

I say finally because Jaime initially announced she was running within 2 hours of Baird’s announcement, only to come out the next day saying she was “seriously considering” running. Tuesday, after spending at least the whole weekend “seriously considering” jumping in, she announced she was indeed going to run for the Republican nomination.

She says several people have been after her for some time to run, which I know is at least somewhat factual as many GOP party officials were asking her of her intent last spring after she won against Democrat VaNessa Duplessie to retain the state representative seat she had just been appointed to a few months earlier in December 2007. At that time, she let it be known she was not running, had just gotten married, happy in her job, all of the usual denials.

Jaime says of herself on her web page “I’m not more of the same.” An odd statement considering the speed her campaign being put together indicates to me that she is a favorite of party insiders all the way back to Washington D.C. as her entry into the race is the only one to merit any mention the Hill, “a congressional newspaper that publishes daily when Congress is in session, with a special focus on business and lobbying,” the ONLY announcement of her running that made no acknowledgement of others already in the race several months ahead of her.

Undoubtedly placed there by Jaime’s former boss and political mentor, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane.

But think a minute, when was the last time you heard any politician, Democrat or Republican running and admitting they actually were “more of the same?” Don’t they all claim to be “not more of the same” and if a challenger, saying something along the lines of “America is on the wrong track” and we need them to put us back on track?

Returning from her job with congresswoman Rodgers in Washington D.C. and winning the appointment to replace Richard Curtis after a 10 year hiatus from the state as rapidly as she did concerns me, though. Another local blogger who has been involved with Clark County politics several more years than I have been says he knows of some shaky dealings that won her the appointment. Although I attended the meeting where she initially won against several others, I had been a PCO only 2 days and do not have the behind the scenes knowledge he does.

I will be watching his blog, Clark County Politics as he reveals what he knows.

Still, I have some concerns of my own with Ms. Herrera, beyond the appearance of opportunism by jumping into the race so soon after Brian Baird announced he was not going to seek his seat again.

Looking over Interest Group Ratings for Jaime, we see she earned,

· 100 from the Washington Farm Bureau, 88 from the Association of Washington Businesses,
· 100 from the Washington National Federation of Independent Businesses,
· 33 from the Washington Conservation Voters,
· 71 from the Washington Children’s Alliance,
· ‘A’ from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund,
· 20 from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Her voting record looks fairly conservative, which causes me concern seeing she has such a low rating from unions, yet supported and voted ‘yes’ on 2 Union supported measures, HB 1329, Providing collective bargaining for child care center directors and workers, HB 1389, granting employees of nuclear power plants a legal and binding document on interest arbitration and shortly after she was appointed to the state house, HB 2449, Providing collective bargaining for child care center directors and workers.

Collective bargaining is unionization, if you don’t realize it.

Both measures on child care collective bargaining were strongly supported by the SEIU, whose members in St. Louis, Missouri this summer were video taped beating up a Black man, Kenneth Gladney, who was in opposition to the health care reform bill, the Washington Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.

Opposition was from YMCAs of Washington; Washington Parents for Safe Child Care; Washington Policy Center.

Ms. Herrera also accepted campaign donation from the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) during her 2008 run. Her endorsement page lists SEIU Local 925, SEIU Local 775 NW and SEIU Local 1199 NW as endorsers in 2008, among several other Unions.

Did she vote with Unions in an effort to bring her Union rating up? Conservatives usually don’t fair well with Unions nor do they receive support from them usually.

She claims, “I’ve worked with both Democrats and Republicans on important issues.”

President George W. Bush went to Washington D.C. with a strong record of reaching across the aisle as the governor of Texas and we saw how much cooperation he received from Democrats over his 8 years as President, didn’t we?

Jaime is no doubt very attractive, but if a seasoned politician like Bush and many other conservative Republicans who have been sent to Washington D.C. couldn’t get cooperation back from across the aisle, how does she expect to as a novice?

Most people I talk to have told me they are tired of Washington Insiders, party favorites who say they will not follow the direction of party leaders, but owe party leaders and special interests for their office and end up doing just that.

The rapidness of Jaime’s ascension in the political hierarchy, as well as announcing within 2 hours of Baird announcing his retirement smacks of political opportunism. This is a large part of what the TEA Parties have been protesting against across America.

The speed with which the party seems to be dumping a strong candidate who has been doing the legwork, building his support across the district and preparing to break six figures in campaign funds troubles me greatly.

This is part of the very action that cost the party congressional control and the White House as conservatives abandoned the party.

We do not need another elected official who parrots the party line while saying they will not follow the direction of party leaders.

December 15, 2009

Silly Season Hits The 3rd, I’m Staying With Castillo

by lewwaters

Since incumbent congressman Brian Baird made his announcement last week of not seeking another term in office, a wise decision I feel as members of both parties are not happy with him, it seems the field of candidates has begun to grow rapidly.

Understandably, the Democrats weren’t really fielding any one against him when he announced, other than Cheryl Crist who was thinking and gearing up to square off against him again.

For Republicans, we have current front-runner, David Castillo who was the first to file to run against Baird, followed by embattled Washougal city councilman, Jon Russell, who is currently a distant second.

David Hedrick, the former Marine who made news in August with his confrontation of Baird at our town hall just recently threw his hat in the ring and although a good guy and gutsy, let’s face it, he is a novice and really doesn’t stand much of a chance, although I’d label him as more honest than Russell has been with voters.

Democrat state representative Deb Wallace threw her hat in the day after Baird made his announcement.

Republican representative Jaime Herrera announced her intent within 2 hours of Baird’s announcement and then backed off saying she would “seriously consider” entering the race.

Rumblings were heard from Democrats Sen. Craig Pridemore and Rep. Jim Moeller

Today, December 15, 2009, the Columbian tells us, “Pridemore, Herrera running to succeed Baird” announcing both Craig Pridemore and Jaime Herrera are making it official.

We also hear rumors of Sen. Joe Zarelli considering running for the seat Baird is abandoning and the potential of other yet unnamed Republicans and Democrats entering the race.

Democrats jockeying for the nomination is no surprise and there is nothing really out of the ordinary for more Republicans to join in, although my wife and I will continue to support David Castillo over Jaime Herrera.

Don’t get me wrong; Herrera will undoubtedly pull most of her local support from Jon Russell and personally, I think she just may be a better candidate than Jon. I also think she has a bright future in politics as she learns and gains experience.

But, Castillo was the first to enter the race and was in it when it was thought it would be a tough race against Baird. He didn’t wait until the ‘coast was clear’ and the race would be easier. He was in it to win against a very tough opponent who was solidly entrenched.

That is leadership over opportunism, what has been missing for too long in our representatives both in Washington State and Washington D.C.

Castillo has been traveling the 3rd District to build support from the bottom up and show voters he is the different candidate. He hasn’t shied away from voters or gotten embroiled in scandals where he felt he must throw others under the bus to distance himself from.

In late August 2009, the Clark County Republicans and Democrats got together for a friendly softball game to benefit SHARE in Clark County. Castillo, who lives in Olympia, made the drive to appear and play on the Republican team. Neither Jon Russell nor Jaime Herrera were able to make it, although Pridemore did.

The 3rd Congressional District has been a Democrat District for some time, but has begun leaning towards conservatives somewhat in the last few years. We have a real good chance of winning this race with a candidate like David Castillo who has steadily stood up and was prepared for the tough fight to win the congressional seat.

We need that strength and determination in turning America around. We need a candidate who isn’t afraid of a tough opponent and who hasn’t shown that personal ambition is more important than accepting responsibility.

Castillo has shown his willingness to accept responsibility years ago when a dot com company he and three partners tried to get going was caught up in the dot com collapse.

He didn’t point fingers and lay blame on others. He didn’t throw his partners under the bus or pull anything untoward. No, he went through liquidation and rebuilt to where he is today, a financial adviser.

That is fortitude and character, also sorely missing today in our elected officials.

Undoubtedly there will be some more that decide to throw their hats in for what they see now is an easy run. Given the current attitude across the country with the economy worsening so much and unemployment increasing rapidly under their total control in D.C., Democrats have a tough row to hoe.

It is not a sure thing for Republicans by any means, but strong candidates who have shown their willingness for a tough run, displayed fortitude and character like Castillo has, is who we need running.

For my wife and I our support remains with David Castillo, Republican for Washington States 3rd Congressional District.

September 22, 2009

Lars Larson To Help Kick Off Brian Peck Campaign

by lewwaters

Brian Peck, local 76 station owner, will be announcing his candidacy for State Representative 17th District, at a reception with radio personality Lars Larson as featured speaker. Peck, a long time resident of Clark County , decided to run for office to combat the out-of-control state spending and restore the public’s trust in state government. “I know that a real quality of life is based on a solid economy.” Peck stated. “My business experience will bring reasoned, common sense solutions to the issues the 17th District cares about most.”

Lars Larson offered to support his campaign at a kick-off event. Lars will be speaking about the issues faced in the District and how to bring needed solutions to the problems. “I am honored that Lars Larson feels so passionately about the 17th District and has agreed to give me his support“, Peck said. “Lars understands the importance of hard work and a free enterprise system.”

Friday, September 25th at 7 pm. The reception is open to the public. The Cameo Café is located at 7703 NE 72nd Avenue in Hazel Dell. Please call “The Committee to Elect Brian Peck – R” for more information 360-449-9989.

November 1, 2008

Dino Rossi’s Vancouver Rally

by lewwaters

In all, a pretty good turn out this morning for Dino’s appearance in Vancouver at his Vancouver Victory Headquarters. The small office was packed with what I’d estimate at well over 100 people.

Dino gave an inspiring speech to all on how taxes have increased and businesses have left Washington State and his plan to turn that around and make Washington a great State to run a business and horrible State for criminals.

In his effort to reach all of Washington’s citizens, he stated there is no town too small for him to appear in. In keeping with that he has scheduled rallies from here in Vancouver to Shelton, 5 in all, echoing his words to all of Washington’s voters.

Besides Governor Gregoire’s increasing our taxes and spending, leaving us a projected multi-billion dollar budget deficit, he spoke of how her policies resulted in over 3,000 felons gaining early release from prison, allegedly due to “overcrowding.” Three police officers were killed by some of those released felons and one woman was raped and her baby thrown against a wall by another.

Gregoire’s response? Commission a study.

More on Governor Gregoire’s failue at governing Washington State can be seen here.

From failure at fiscal responsibility to protecting our citizens, Gregoire has been a disaster for Washington State. Little wonder that Dino Rossi has secured the endorsements of newspapers across the state, our own Columbian excluded.

Additionally, Rossi has gained the endorsement of several Police Guilds across the state, even as Gregoire claims she the support of the Police.

As most can recall, Rossi won the election in 2004 by a narrow margin and two of the recounts, with Gregoire pulling it out by 129 votes in the questionable third recount, sparking outrage among voters of both parties who were denied their demanded Revote of the election.

Strong suspicions of voter fraud, especially from King County, who ‘discovered’ several ‘missing or misplaced ballots’ in each recount has left many Washington voters suspicious of the Gregoire administration. Her conduct in office has affirmed many who feel Dino Rossi was the rightful winner of the last election.

In efforts to once again snatch the governorship, the Gregoire campaign has resorted to the usual bag of dirty tricks and accusing Rossi of smearing Gregoire with lies, whenever his campaign plays video and audio of her own words.

The truth about Rossi’s stand on issues may be seen at Dino Fact Check and Rossi is the right candidate for these times.

The Columbian’s Jeffrey Mize covered the event for the financially troubled paper and I had the chance to chat with him afterwards. For a left leaning newspaper, Mize seems more fair-minded than other writers and reporters employed by the Columbian, which I feel is a major reason the paper is financially troubled, readers tired of biased reporting. I’m curiously looking forward to reading his take on today’s rally.

Regardless, Dino appeared today and gave Clark County much needed attention, something we often miss from the rest of the state, being so close to the Oregon border. Dino intends to return our state to sound footing and return much needed jobs and businesses to Washington. Instead of endless tax increases, he will lower them to a more reasonable level while reducing spending significantly.

Unlike Gregoire, Dino Rossi isn’t afraid to make decisions without first contacting ‘focus groups’ to see which way the wind blows.

Citizens of Washington, we need Dino to take his rightful place in Olympia. We need to reduce the number of Democrat seats in Olympia that has led us to this point. We need real change in Olympia, change to representatives that care more about us and the state than their political careers.

We need Don Benton, Joseph James, Micheline Doan, Joe Zarelli, Ed Orcutt, Jaime Herrera, Debbie Peterson, Tom Langston and Mike Bomar in Olympia alongside Dino.

We cannot afford four more years of Christine Gregoire.

October 9, 2008

Who To Trust With Our Tax Dollars? Debbie Peterson or Jim Jacks?

by lewwaters

For some time now I have been telling you about the poor performance of Jim Jacks versus Debbie Peterson in the August League of Women Voters Debate. I even posted the video of Jacks saying he doesn’t know how to solve the tax problem and where he actually blames out of control spending on you, the taxpaying citizens of the 49th Legislative District.

What I didn’t show you was the magnificent answer to the same question posed to Debbie Peterson, who did her homework and put forth sound ideas on solving the tax problem and the projected multi-Billion dollar deficit we face in Washington State.

The following video’s will show you who we should trust to send to Olympia to represent us and care for our tax dollars properly. We work hard for this money and as difficult as it is to stretch a dollar today, we need sound ideas and someone who has a command of the situation, not someone who intends to “listen and learn” and admits he has no idea of what to do.

Now, “listen and learn” what Jim Jacks has to offer.

Do you think that we citizens are to blame for the out of control spending? Is the spending from Olympia due solely to services and not excessive entitlements?

As Debbie said before her reply above, our state population has increased 125% in the last 48 years, but the spending has increased 400%! 400%!!!!!

My choice is obvious. We need Debbie Peterson to replace retiring Bill Fromhold. We deserve a Representative who has ideas and who will work for us, not rubberstamp a parties agenda while “listening and learning.”

For Pete’s Sake, elect Debbie Peterson, 49th Legislative District, position 1.

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