I'm always thinking of creative ways I'm going to tell you about the cool people I have the opportunity to see and meet. One of those people I absolutely love and hold near and dear to my heart is Sherry Appleton, representative from the 23rd district.
I've always held Sherry in the highest of regard for this one time I decided to auction off some chocolates for the KCDCC. Nervous I was. Here I am breaking the “order” of the regular meeting to try and do what I thought was nearly impossible to do, give back to an organization that had helped me grow and learn. Along with that, I had the opportunity to meet some seriously incredible people along the way. Like Sherry Appleton. But I digress.
I know you’re asking why and how could this be of any sort of importance at all. See, when Derek Kilmer was elected to the 6th congressional district seat it created an open seat in the Washington state senate in the 26th legislative district. The elected democrat PCOs are tasked with nominating a replacement to fill the rest of the legislative term.
The field of six candidates includes Nathan Schlicher, an ER physician from Gig Harbor, Gerry Baldwin, an aviation analyst hailing from Gig Harbor, Mark Hoppen of Gig Harbor currently self employed, retired firefighter Mike Eslava of Port Orchard, Mike Allen, a police officer from Gig Harbor and Todd Iverson, a longshoreman from Gig Harbor. City of Port Orchard council member Fred Chang withdrew his candidacy as of this writing.
This story is starting to bore you, isn’t it? Please no, stay with me. I need you here.
To me, this meeting is like the “holy grail” of meetings we’ve held here as 26th legislative district democrats because it determines our future representation in Olympia. Sure, Derek Kilmer did an outstanding job during his term, but we need to continue that forward momentum in Olympia.
The meeting is open to the public and will commence at 7 pm. See you there!
Don’t get me wrong I appreciate your sense of wanting to reach right across the aisle in Olympia and slobber kiss the WA GOP but umm, I just don’t get it. I thought it was priceless when you said something about not stopping being a member of the democratic party and my first thought was “well, unless the democrats leave you in the dust son”
I can’t even stand to talk about this middle finger to the Washington State Democratic Party at the hands of Tim Sheldon and Rodney Tom. But if you need me, I’ll be happy to hand deliver a copy of that resolution to Tim and Rodney while they’re roasting chestnuts together out in Potlatch and singing holiday carols.
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Burner, running for the 1st congressional seat previously held by Jay Inslee, shares her views on key issues in the publication.
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