May is the filing period for Douglas County Commissioner#1- no one has filed yet, but Three people other than myself are wanting to run. 16 years ago I chose not to run because of the news article posted below, that appeared could be a negative campaign by the other candidate. Ken has done a good job for 16 years and has chose not to run. I welcome others to run for this same office- we can learn from the ideas each has, and each brings a different experience to the table. And if I find someone more conservative than myself, I may even vote for him. I want to focus on the issues instead of mudslinging. I certainly know there are two sides to every issue, there may be some issues I have no choice on, and there may be some issues some may disagree with me on- but I will listen and earn the trust of Douglas County Residents. I simply want your vote- not your campaign contributions. I want to be open to both sides and be accused of being bought. When told I had to have a platform- I chose a posting from my College Resident Assistant from his facebook, as my goal I would strive for;
"Find me a CANDIDATE that;
won't lie, won't murder innocent humans, won't covet his/her neighbor's stuff, honors his/her parents in word and deed, will not use God's name meaninglessly, does not bow his/her head to a created object being or ideology, not try to please multiple Gods, not sexually active out side of his/her Biblical marriage, will not take other people's stuff without permission and takes time weekly to worship the one true God because he/she loves Him with all their heart soul strength and mind and loves the people more than they do themselves.
This was one of my signs from l6 years ago- It survived a house fire, but has some water damage. I have not decided about Campaign signs- but I do want to run a campaign without outside contributions. I have not accepted any funds in the past- why start now? I want to listen and not be already bought. The following posts from Wenatchee World show you where I stood- they tell you more than any promises any candidate can make- "my record."
I was instrumental in getting the utility tax rolled back as above.
I tried 3at least times before this, as in article below. I keep hearing support for a high usage fee on Electricity- what not impose a high usage fee on importation of garbage and lower local taxes? We charge a 6% fee on people visiting our motels- but no tax on garbage trucked in to fill out landfill? what happens when it is full? The Entiat Transfer site is a diversionary tactic- while they bring in more and really want a station in Rock Island off railroad line from Seattle and no one cares what happens when the landfill is full and we have to ship it outside ourselves at a higher rate than now.
I have been told that we can never have too much TAXES? I have been told my job is to spend the taxes? I have been told by others elected leaders make decisions right or wrong?? Sorry- there are some confused people out there- some are in office too, sadly. We need to do what is right, make smart decisions, live within our means and be accountable to our citizens. Any extra money should be returned to our people. No wonder politicians are not trusted.
Douglas county employees are doing a good job and I want to keep a low turnover rate- why train them and have them move on if they are doing a good job? they deserve to be paid fairly and equally to what others in area do for same job. I want to listen but also feel my experience with WSDOT in highway maintenance and my WUTC experience will be helpful. I have worked with many elected and employees already in my 22.5 years on East Wenatchee City Council. I have served on LINK, SWAC, NCR Transportation Council, Budget committees, and on other government committees.