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Notes from the Chair, July 2014
Notes from the Chair, July 2014
July 1, 2014

July is upon us and the primary election is just over a month away. We have three excellent candidates in the 35th LD races to get behind. Kathy Haigh is running for re-election to the State House. I shouldn’t need to tell any of you of the good work she does for the 35th and …

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Big Money is Big Brother
Big Money is Big Brother
July 1, 2014

Big Money is Big Brother and the Public Disclosure Commission provides the truth as reported.

According to Senator Tim Sheldon’s 4/14/14 PDC report, he has amassed $128,733.31. This includes contributions from over 40 major out-of-state corporations and $13,800 in “in kind” support from the Washington State Republican Senate Campaign Committee described as “Survey Research.” Not too …

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Notes from the 35th LD
Notes from the 35th LD
July 1, 2014

I read the recent article on the KMAS website about Senator/Commissioner Sheldon’s attacks on auditor, Karen Herr, treasurer, Lisa Frazier and assessor, Melody Peterson for the closure of offices for lunch breaks.

He even commented on their combined years of service of 76 years stating, “between the three, they should be able to come to a …

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The Struggle for Equity is not Over
The Struggle for Equity is not Over
July 1, 2014

The struggle for equity is not over. If we are to consider all people and all families of equal value, we must change the paradigm.

How much you owned or controlled was a major issue in the colonies creating our America. Our ancestors proposed that each person had an unalienable right to life and the pursuit …

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PUD3 Candidates: John Komen
PUD3 Candidates: John Komen
July 1, 2014

“Magna est veritas et praevalet”—Great is truth and it prevails.

Yes, and we intend to underline the truth in this campaign for commissioner of Mason County Public Utility District 3. Let us examine two dominant falsehoods.

First is the fiction that plans had long been in the works to build the $41 million headquarters at a site …

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PUD3 Candidate: Tom Farmer
PUD3 Candidate: Tom Farmer
July 1, 2014

30 years ago this year I chose to become an oyster farmer. As a young boy, our family had a summer home on the canal. I grew up swimming in the warm water on the North Shore. We always had oysters and clams on the beach and I could fish right from the deck, catching …

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Report from the State Convention
Report from the State Convention
July 1, 2014

Here is our report from the State Convention in Spokane. Thanks are to be extended to the Platform and Resolutions Committee that put in about 1,000 person hours of work. Our own Adrienne and Linda Amar were on this committee.

Governor Jay Inslee and both Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray addressed the convention. We also …

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The Public is Welcome to Attend
The Public is Welcome to Attend
July 1, 2014

The last regular meeting saw a discussion about who is welcome at our monthly meetings. I am clear about how I feel, but the E-Board was charged with drafting a policy to address the issue. So the comments that follow are mine, and as Sergeant-at-Arms, I am part of the E-board, but my comments are …

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Candidates Hold Series of Meet and Greets
Candidates Hold Series of Meet and Greets
July 1, 2014

Shelton, WA—With the August 5th Primary Election quickly approaching, candidates are making themselves available to voters to hear their priorities and concerns within the 35th Legislative District.

Representative Kathy Haigh (D-Shelton), State House candidate Tammey Newton (D-Allyn) and State Senate candidate Irene Bowling (D-Bremerton) will be visiting a number of locations in the 35th District to …

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