Letter to the editor: The time has come for a new voice in Olympia


I am writing to ask you to vote for Jesse Salomon. In prior elections, I have endorsed very few candidates, because in our democracy each voter should make his or her own decision and cast their vote for the best candidate. In this election, I feel compelled to say it is unequivocally clear the time has come for us to have a new voice in Olympia speaking for us in the 32nd District in the State Senate. The time is now to remove an inert and laissez-faire incumbent by electing a candidate who is willing to work hard to move our district and state forward. For this reason I am endorsing Jesse Salomon.

This year, we have the opportunity to elect a new dynamic and responsive leader for our district by voting for Jesse Salomon. With almost seven years on the Shoreline City Council, Jesse has earned the respect of a long list of local leaders. He is known for collaborative and thoughtful decision making. That’s why he has been endorsed by the mayors of Shoreline, Lynnwood, Woodway and Edmonds; both district House Representatives, Rep. Cindy Ryu and Rep. Ruth Kagi; candidate for House Representative Lauren Davis; as well as many, many city council members, former mayors and local organizations and business people.

His entire career in public service and his campaign have focused on listening to the people of the district. Jesse does not take your vote for granted. He has knocked on over 12,000 doors and talked with voters about their concerns. Jesse is a leader who has a passion for people, and can work with many factions in our communities. Jesse and will work for the 32nd District in Olympia.

I urge you, please vote for Jesse Salomon for State Senate by Nov. 6.

Wally Webster II

  1. I believe that Wally Webster II is wrong. In my opinion, Jesse Salomon cannot hold a candle to Senator Maralyn Chase! Jesse lacks Senator Chase’s knowlege and experience and her passionate commitment to the people of the State of Washington. Unlike Jesse, Senator Chase has been endorsed by the WA Democratic Party, the WA Education Association, the WA State Labor Council, the Sierra Club, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. During her 16 years in the WA state legislature, Senator Chase has sponsored and co-sponsored legislation to improve the lives of the people of our state. Two examples are ” A Future of Work Force Task Bill” and a carbon pollution bill. Jesse is not committed to the environment. He accepted large donations from Chevron and Monsanto (Round Up, Agent Orange and GMO’s). Please vote to re-elect Senator Maralyn Chase!

    1. Opinions can’t be wrong. Some people don’t like Chase, some people do. Some people like Salomon, some people don’t. Chase supporters and their due paying club ran by Chase’s daughter called the 32nd LD Democrats need to learn how to respect different point of views. Chase has done nothing but ignore or push her out dated opinions onto local government. It’s time for someone who knows how to respect people and is willing work as a team. Yes for Jesse.

  2. Now the mid-term elections are over I would like to address concerns that the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization is a dues paying club. It is an organization whose structure is based on the number of precincts in the district. All LDDOs have them. The organization is open to everyone, it is not a clique or a club, it does require dues in order to pay operating costs among other things. Membership is granted to individuals who are Democrats. Even Salomon, Davis and Ryu are/have been 32nd LLDO PCOs. PCOs are elected at midterm and reorganization takes place with the new PCOs in December of the year they are elected. This year will see new PCOs as a result and they will take on their responsibility this December. An elected 32nd LDDO Democratic Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) is automatically a member, with specific responsibilities. More about these responsibilities can be found online at the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC). There is also a 32nd Legislative District Republican Organization, with membership open to Republicans. We establish platforms, provide guidance and resolutions to elected leaders (mayors, councils, directors, boards) including our very progressive environmental resolutions, endorse candidates or even appoint state Representatives to hold office until a special election. This will happen in Arizona with the Republican gentleman who passed away a few weeks ago – the Republican PCOs in his legislative district will have that responsibility. If someone is ready to learn more and to serve, these organizations are a good starting point. Our next general meeting is November 14.

    Carol McMahon

  3. If you would like to address my concerns, it would be addressing why members of political parties run as “Prefers Independent Party”. There are seated City Council members who are part of the 32nd LD club who ran against true independents and lost. In additional to being deceitful, I think it is an unfair to have a true independent run against an “independent” who is backed by a political party. These members of the 32nd LD party get the advantage of free printed press, free labor of doorbelling, distributing campaign material and much more. These true independents would not want to seek either endorsement of a democrat or republican party because they want to remain independent. So why does your club allow your members to run as Independents when they are strong Democrats?

  4. FYI-
    Cindy RYU is a PCO and dues paying member of the 32nd Democrats.
    Lauren Davis is a dues paying member and a acting PCO for the 32nd Democrats.
    Jesse Salomon is a PCO for the 32nd Democrats.

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