Friday, July 30, 2010

So much for transparency “SEC Exempts itself from FOIA”

SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure

By Dunstan Prial
Published July 28, 2010
| FOXBusiness
Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.
The law, signed last week by President Obama, exempts the SEC from disclosing records or information derived from "surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities." Given that the SEC is a regulatory body, the provision covers almost every action by the agency, lawyers say. Congress and federal agencies can request information, but the public cannot.
Read the full story & watch the video here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2010 Assessment of "The Washington Supreme Court & State Constitiution"

Just for giggles, please spend some time reading about what our elected officials and "our' judges are supposed to protect.  After reading the assessment, send back your comments or better yet, send your comments to me and your Washington State Legislature and Governor.
Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly
The Washington Supreme Court and the State Constitution: A 2010 Assessment
July 26, 2010
Michael J. Reitz, Michael Bindas, David K. DeWolf
The Washington State Supreme Court plays an important role, often affecting the lives of Washington's citizens in profound and intimate ways.  The Washington Supreme Court and the State Constitution: A 2010 Assessment examines the court's record in three specific areas in which it must pay particular attention to the state constitution and the limits it imposes upon state and local government.  These three areas are property rights (particularly in relation to the power of eminent domain), the Washington Constitution's Privileges or Immunities Clause, and individual liberties.  In examining the Court's jurisprudence in these three areas, the paper addresses the extent to which the Washington Supreme Court has applied precedent, the text and original meaning of the Washington Constitution, and provisions of the Federal Constitution.
The Washington Supreme Court and the State Constitution: A 2010 Assessment

Friday, July 23, 2010

“Runaway Slave”…Excellent!

This is by far one of the best examples of what free market capitalism and the freedom it brings will mean to everyone who take the time to understand and embrace it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Illinois Failures Go Nationwide Under Obama

Typically I like to add my own commentary to articles I post, but Phyllis Schlafly says it so well here, there is no need to.

Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly

On The Right


'Unsustainable" is a scary word that recently entered political discourse, coming authoritatively from Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf. Unsustainability is the operative moniker for Barack Obama's massive deficit spending, which Elmendorf said "cannot be solved through minor tinkering."

The CBO predicts an increase in our public debt from $7.5 trillion at the end of 2009 to $20.3 trillion at the end of 2020 if Obama's fiscal 2011 budget is implemented. As a percentage of gross domestic product, the debt will rise to 90% from 53%.

Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., sharpened the focus by asking the CBO director: "What's going to be necessary (is) either a 25% increase in taxes or a 20% reduction in spending, or some combination thereof. Is that correct?" Elmendorf replied "yes."

Americans are beginning to wonder if Greece is the picture of the U.S.' future. But we need look no further than the place where Obama and his team were trained in community organizing and bully tactics to redistribute the wealth: Illinois.

Illinois was the stomping ground for years for Obama, his top advisers Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, and his appointees such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. After they promoted themselves to Washington to run the country, other Obama associates who didn't make the cut continued to run Illinois into the ground, as the Illinois unemployment rate jumped from less than 5% to nearly 11%.

For years, we thought California was the most fiscally irresponsible of all 50 states, but Illinois has now taken the lead. A lengthy news article in the New York Times was headlined: "Illinois Stops Paying Its Bills, but Can't Stop Digging Hole."

Under years of Democratic leadership, Illinois has refused to honor its obligations, cut spending or trim its shockingly large deficit, which at $12 billion per year approaches nearly half its budget. As a result, Illinois' credit rating has been downgraded and it pays a massive amount in interest on its loans.

That's like a family making $50,000 but spending $75,000 each year. Obviously, it won't take long before such a family would lose everything it has.

The big-majority Democratic state legislature, defying Illinois' balanced-budget law, has been passing deficit budgets for years. The new definition of a liberal is no longer tax-and-spend; it's borrow-and-spend.

It's no surprise that unemployment keeps increasing, and the reason why the rate isn't higher than we are told is that the government has stopped counting people who have given up looking for a job. Employers are not hiring because taxes and regulations are expected to rise.

Starting Jan. 1, 28 million middle Americans will be socked with a massive Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), which Republicans had suspended. That's a "gotcha" that penalizes taxpayers in ways they never expect, adding big tax penalties based on an "alternative" way of calculating taxes due.

Upper-income Americans will see a big jump in their marginal tax rates. Their accountants are already telling them that the more they work, the less additional money they will take home, so they may be already slowing down, canceling investments or retiring to draw Social Security.

Hardworking parents who are saving for their children's future will be hit by the reinstatement of the massive "death tax" on Jan. 1. They may wonder why they work hard and save if their money will go to Uncle Sam and to people who choose not to work.

Marriage penalties will hit couples hard, both in the income tax law and in ObamaCare. Obama's financial favoritism toward unmarried women, his second biggest voting bloc, has become common knowledge.

Those who choose to control their own health care through Health Savings Accounts will be slapped with new taxes. That's just one more way to promote Obama's goal of moving all health care to government control.

Employers are not hiring because they know they will soon be paying not only higher taxes but also more health care costs or penalties. Depreciation allowances for investment in equipment will be lowered from $250,000 to $25,000, which means businesses will do less investing.

Our ability to compete in the marketplace, of course, depends on our advanced research and development. New taxes will hit R&D hard, which means more slowdowns and more outsourcing overseas.

The expiration of the GOP tax cuts will impose the largest tax hikes in history, affecting all taxpayers. The nearly 50% who pay no taxes will also be hurt by more loss of jobs.

There is only one antidote for these depressing prognostications. On Nov. 2, American voters will have the chance to choose real change from Obama's failed Illinois borrow-and-spend policies by electing Republicans who commit to extend the expiring tax cuts

Obama Administration Wins Extension to Review and Prepare for Lawsuit on HCR, submitted by the U.S. Citizen Association

The lawsuit filed by,, has forced the Obama Administration to ask for an extension to prepare for the litigation.  This lawsuit is different the others filed by the AG’s across the nation and should be followed by everyone.  I have posted the first ‘2’ pages of their lawsuit and a link to their website.

Link to website 

Link to pdf file of USCA original filing against the HCR bill.

Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

CNA Nurse’s Union Assault Citizen’s Videotaping Event

On July 15, 2010, the CNA nurses union protested outside of the offices of Meg Whitman.  Private citizen’s videotaping the event were assaulted by Union Members of the California Nurses Association (CNA).  Possibly they know some other member of the SEIU?  Looks to be out of their playbook.  What say You?

Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

So, how does a claim of ‘Interstate Commerce’ powers, become a powers to tax clause?  Well, when the Obama Administation knows that they can’t win any other way.  The people told the Senators and Congressional Members all last summer that they didn’t have the authority to mandate healthcare purchases.  So, now they say they have the authority through their powers to lay taxes.  Can anyone tell me exactly how a taxing authority can force you to purchase anything?  The audacity of this Administration.  They say whatever they think the public wants to hear, and then to turn around and do as they please, is the catalyst of the Tea Party movement.  Until we vote out the wordsmiths and place into the ‘Peoples House’, men and women of integrity, we will continue to get more of the same, no matter what letter follows after their name.

Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Published: July 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Under the legislation signed by President Obama in March, most Americans will have to maintain “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. Many people will be eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay premiums.

In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is “a valid exercise” of Congress’s power to impose taxes.

Congress can use its taxing power “even for purposes that would exceed its powers under other provisions” of the Constitution, the department said. For more than a century, it added, the Supreme Court has held that Congress can tax activities that it could not reach by using its power to regulate commerce.

While Congress was working on the health care legislation, Mr. Obama refused to accept the argument that a mandate to buy insurance, enforced by financial penalties, was equivalent to a tax.

Read the full article by clicking here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Liberals Fabricate ‘Evidence’ of Tea Party Racism

I found this relevant post on,, and is an interesting find with relation to the tactics being used by the Progressives to besmirch the Tea Party attendees of the numerous gatherings around the nation over the past year.  I may be speaking to the choir here, but at every event I have attended locally in Whatcom County and Bellingham, the people I have met are polite and everything I would find if as I travel to small towns across America.  The Tea Party supporters are Americana at it’s base and nothing can destroy that except if ’We the People’ allow the media to define us.  My advice from here on is; do not allow this accusation to change the headlines, which are: “The policies of the Progressives are anti-Constitutional, anti-Bill of Rights and will bankrupt the United States of America.  That is their intention, because they know that is the road to implement the ‘Change’ they believe in.”

Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly  

By: Brian Faughnan,

16 Jul 2010

Pajamas Media 

It seems that in recent weeks, there has been an increasingly shrill cry from the Left that the Tea Party movement is racist. A liberal group called Think Progress even produced a video, purportedly showing 4 different tea partiers who embraced racism.

First off, let’s note that this is pretty weak tea. The Left is resorting to charges of racism because it has clearly lost the battle of ideas against the activists of the Tea Party movement. If they could convince a majority of Americans that limited government is illegitimate, or that cutting spending is impossible, they would attempt to engage on ideas. But you don’t see many big government advocates trying to convince people that America will suffer if spending is cut. They don’t defend massive intervention in the marketplace to rescue car companies and banks, or to take over health care. Unable to defend their own ideas, the Left instead turns to illegitimizing the opposition by painting it as racist.

Second, even when they attempt to depict a supposedly racist Tea Party movement, they have to dig deep to find just four examples of racism. You would think that in a movement that they argue is based on racism, it would be easy to find many examples of tea party racism, wouldn’t it? With millions of American attending tea parties, shouldn’t it be simple to find hundreds of examples of racism – at least? Instead, they offer just four.

And as Bob Owens points out, even those four are far less than meets the eye:

Think Progress has committed blatant — and easily falsifiable — fraud. They’ve misrepresented the views of good and decent people.

Painting the father of a multi-racial family as a bigot by twisting his words? Despicable.

Presenting liberal agent provocateurs as real and reprehensible members of a group they intend to undermine by any means necessary? Using video they undoubtedly know proves their contentions false when viewed in its entirety?


Reality would not provide them with the propaganda they sought to exploit for their own political gain. So they invented it.

If this is the best that the Left can offer to rebut the activists of the Tea Party movement, they are truly bankrupt. And any media outlet that falls for such shoddy ‘reporting’ ought to be ashamed of itself.

Quotas Hidden in Bank Reform Bill Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

With all of the accusations being made toward the Tea Parties as racists…how does the economic recovery bill pass the test as anything other than racist?  When anyone places quotas as a mandate for hiring requirements, does that allow for the hiring of the best qualified candidate for a job or just the best candidate to pass the smell test to avoid the hard fist of government from financially penalizing your business?  After you’ve read this report from which claims that the economic reform bill does just this, you might want to contact your local U.S. Senator and Congressman to ask why they voted for a racist bill.

Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 07:27 PM

By: David A. Patten

Buried deep in the bowels of the massive financial-regulation bill the Senate passed Thursday are massive race- and gender-employment provisions that will cost countless millions to enforce and appear to duplicate other civil-rights initiatives already in place.
More importantly, all private financial institutions doing business with the federal government will be affected by them, sources tell Newsmax.
Opponents say the provision was put in the bill to help garner political support for its passage. They object that it was inserted with almost no discussion or debate, and call it a "power grab."
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute who served as chief of staff for former President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, tells Newsmax that the rules represent a "dramatic change in employment legislation."
Four members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently penned a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, Majority Leader Harry Reid, and several other leading senators, objecting to the new fair-employment regime in the Dodd-Frank legislation now headed to the president's desk.
"The likelihood that it will in fact promote discrimination is overwhelming," the letter states.
Section 342 of the bill calls for an "Office of Minority and Women Inclusion" to be established in each of 29 federal bureaus and offices.
The regulations appear to go beyond ensuring that discrimination in hiring decisions does not occur. Instead, they require assurance of "fair inclusion." Furchtgott-Roth says it will pressure companies to find and hire minorities even if one hasn't applied for a specific job.
The bill's affirmative action provisions — some suggest they are de facto quotas — would apply not only to the 29 federal agencies but also to all "financial institutions, investment banking firms, mortgage banking firms, asset management firms, brokers, dealers, financial services entities, underwriters, accountants, investment consultants, and providers of legal services" who do business with them.
Moreover, the law also applies to those firms' sub-contractors "as applicable."
Furchtgott-Roth says that means financial firms seeking to do business with the government will have to verify the racial and gender composition of their subcontractors — including office-cleaning crews, paper-shredding vendors, office-party catering firms — if they want to do business with the government.
Each Office of Minority of Women Inclusion will have an executive-level director, and support personnel, who will set standards to increase "participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the programs and contract of the agency."
Each office director is required to recommend the termination of any contractor who refuses to show good faith in efforts to comply with the Section 342 standards.

Read the full article…it’s worth it…click here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

“Dear Friends of Whatcom County” A Message from CAPR

At the regularly scheduled County Council meeting this clip_image001coming Tuesday evening, July 13, Council will be holding a public hearing concerning proposed revisions to the most recent version of the UGA changes proposed by our current County Council. Council will also be discussing related matters during various meetings scheduled during the day preceding the evening meeting. Attached is Council's agenda for both the day and the evening, current as of today. The latest iteration of these agendas may always be obtained by visiting the county's website.

The ongoing debate regarding land use policy in our community, including complex topics such as UGA policy, LAMIRD's, the role of the "AG Protection Overlay", and many others continues. These issues have NOT gone away. Neither have the foes of your property rights, including entites such as Futurewise. As this year's election season continues, you will want to pay especially close attention to the special election being held to replace Ward Nelson who is serving an interim appointment in the wake of Bob Kelly's resignation from Council last year. Late this month, ballots will be mailed to those of you who vote in Council District 1 asking you to choose a nominee for the November ballot from a list of three candidates, one of whom has served for several years on the County Planning Commission and who generally favors more and tighter restrictions on your liberty and rights to use your property, within reason, as you see fit rather than as the bureaucracy would have it. You are urged to do your homework on this important race, the outcome of which will likely have significant impact on Whatcom County's future economic vitality.

Meanwhile, Whatcom CAPR thought you might be interested in viewing Futurwise's recent bulletin to their friends and supporters. Note the insertion of "talking points". Should you decide to attend Tuesday evening's meeting, be prepared to see a line-up of "the usual suspects" testifying (whining) before Council about how awful they (the "new" Council) is to be reviewing the policies the lame-duck council rammed through in haste on Thanksgiving eve last Fall.

( If you do not wish to receive announcements, alerts, and occasional communications from Whatcom CAPR, and wish to be removed from our e-mail list, please reply to this message. We do not wish to spam anyone. )

Whatcom County Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights

P.O. Box 28626; Bellingham, WA 98228; (360) 815-5914


Tell County Council Not to Expand Urban Areas

On Tuesday, July 13th, the Whatcom County Council will ask the public whether we think we should expand four cities' borders onto neighboring rural land around around Ferndale, Birch Bay, Sumas and Nooksack.


Working farmland south of Ferndale, WA - photo by Buff Black, 2009

This proposal would UNDO the work carried out last year to reduce urban footprints, prevent sprawl, and bring Whatcom County into compliance with state law!

July 13th is the public's first and ONLY opportunity to have a say in the decision.

If you care about the livability of our great place, NOW is the time to tell County Council not to expand UGAs.

5 Things YOU Can Do to Stop Sprawl & Save Rural Land: 

  1. Help preserve livability in Whatcom County by emailing Councty Council NOT to expand UGAs. Talking points HERE.
  2. Call a County Council member and share personally with them your own views. Council numbers HERE
  3. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 13th @ 7pm to show up and speak up for a livable future in Whatcom County. Arrive early to sign up for comments
  4. Keep your eyes peeled for Op Eds in the Weekly and Bellingham Herald next week, and send your Letters to the Editor in support of them. Talking points HERE.
  5. Join Futurewise Whatcom today, to help us keep working locally to prevent sprawl and promote smart growth in Whatcom County!


WHAT: A public hearing on the ordinance to expand Urban Growth Areas by amending the last ordinance that reduced them!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 13th @ 7pm (arrive early!)

WHERE: Whatcom Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

WHY: This will be our opportunity to speak up in defense of a livable future for Whatcom County that retains compact, efficient urban areas, and:

  • Focus limited county resources on what needs to be fixed NOW
  • Proposed expansions of UGA boundaries lack robust public process
  • As UGA boundaries grow, so do costs to taxpayers


We need to tell the County Council that we cannot afford to waste taxpayer money, degrade rural lands -- and that we mean it, the public doesn't support sprawl!

Click here to email the County Council today!

Thank you for caring about our livable future, 



July 2nd, 2010

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Star Spangled Banner with Passion

This ‘7’ year old singer deserves to have her rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” shared.  What a set of lungs!

Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Saturday, July 10, 2010

FARM BUREAU PAC ISSUES PRIMARY ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS – FYI…if you are concerned about the state of agriculture in Washington State and the Nation.



July 6, 2010


Mollie Hammar, PR Director, (360) 528.2915
Dan Wood, Local Affairs Director, (360) 528-2909

LACEY, WA - The political action committee of the Washington Farm Bureau, the state's largest general farm organization, has announced candidate endorsements for the upcoming primary election.

Candidates are recommended for endorsement based on their voting records (if already in office) and understanding and support of Farm Bureau policy. To see the complete legislative vote record for 2010 and past years, visit

Whether an incumbent or challenger, each candidate undergoes a review process by their local Farm Bureau candidate evaluation committees before moving onto the state PAC for endorsement.

Additional candidates for federal offices are expected to be reviewed and endorsed prior to the general election. The list below contains endorsements made by the Farm Bureau PAC for the primary election.

U.S. House of Representatives

John Koster (R), 2nd Congressional Dist.
Jaime Herrera (R), 3rd Congressional Dist.
Rep. Doc Hastings (R), 4th Congressional Dist.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R), 5th Congressional Dist.
No candidate for U.S. Senate received sufficient recommendations to allow for an endorsement.

Justice Jim Johnson, Washington State Supreme Court, Position #1
Justice Richard Sanders, Washington State Supreme Court, Position #6
Harvey Dunham, Division 3 Court of Appeals (NP)

Michael Baumgartner (R), 6th  Dist.
Sen. Bob Morton (R), 7th Dist.
Sen. Jerome Delvin (R), 8th Dist.
Sen. Janéa Holmquist (R), 13th Dist.
Sen. Derek Kilmer (D), 26th Dist.
Sen. Pam Roach (R), 31st Dist.
Sen. Tim Sheldon (D), 35th Dist.
Rep. Doug Ericksen (R), 42nd Dist.
Sen. Steve Hobbs (D), 44th Dist.


Rep. Jim McCune (R), 2nd Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Larry Crouse (R), 4th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Matt Shea (R), 4th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Jay Rodne (R), 5th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Glenn Anderson (R), 5th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Kevin Parker (R), 6th Dist., Pos. 1
John Ahern (R), 6th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Shelly Short (R), 7th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Joel Kretz (R), 7th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Brad Klippert (R), 8th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Larry Haler (R), 8th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Susan Fagan (R), 9th Dist., Pos.1
Rep. Joe Schmick (R), 9th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Norma Smith (R), 10th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Barbara Bailey (R), 10th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Cary Condotta (R), 12th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Judy Warnick (R), 13th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Charles Ross (R), 14th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Bruce Chandler (R), 15th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. David Taylor (R), 15th Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), 18th Dist., Pos 1
Rep. Richard DeBolt (R), 20th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Gary Alexander (R), 20th Dist., Pos. 2
Ed Borey (R), 21st Dist., Pos. 1
Elizabeth Scott (R), 21st Dist., Pos. 2
Peter DeBoer (R), 23rd Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Christine Rolfes (D), 23rd Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Bruce Dammeier (R), 25th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Jan Angel (R), 26th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Dan Kristiansen (R), 39th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Kirk Pearson (R), 39th Dist., Pos. 2
Dusty Gulleson (R), 40th Dist., Pos. 1
John Swapp (R), 40th Dist., Pos. 2
Jason Overstreet (R), 42nd Dist., Pos. 1
Vincent Buys (R), 42nd Dist., Pos. 2
Rep. Frank Chopp (D), 43rd Dist., Pos. 1
Shahram Hadian (R), 44th Dist., Pos. 1
Rep. Mike Hope (R), 44th Dist., Pos. 2
Diane Tebelius (R), 48th Dist., Pos. 1
Craig Riley (R), 49th Dist., Pos. 1


Peter Van Nortwick (R), Clark County Assessor
Commissioner Steve Stuart (D), Clark County Commissioner, Dist. 3
Commissioner Joe Bond (R), Ferry County Commissioner, Dist. 2
Clerk Kimberly Allen (R), Grant County Clerk
Commissioner Cindy Carter (R), Grant County Commissioner, Dist. 3
Rich Callahan (NP), Grant County P.U.D. Commissioner, Dist. 2
Commissioner Al Carter (D), Grays Harbor County Commissioner, Dist. 3
Terry Bow (D), Grays Harbor County Assessor*
Rick Hole (NP), Grays Harbor County Assessor*
Auditor Vern Spatz (D), Grays Harbor Auditor
Treasurer Ron Strabbing (D), Grays Harbor Treasurer
Treasurer Meredith Green (D), Kitsap County Treasurer
Abbey Burlingame (R), Kitsap County Commissioner, Dist. 3
Terra Dittmer (R), Mason County Commissioner, Dist. 3
Charleen Groomes (R), Okanogan County Clerk
Clerk Virginia Leach (D), Pacific County Clerk**
Assessor Bruce Walker (D), Pacific County Assessor**
Assessor Al Taylor (R), Stevens County Assessor
Don Dashiell (R), Stevens County Commissioner, Dist. 2
Pat Beehler (R), Thurston County Commissioner, Dist. 3
John Snaza (I), Thurston County Sheriff
Tom Nelson (R),Thurston County Treasurer
Glen Morgan (R), Thurston County Assessor
Prosecutor Dave McEachran (R), Whatcom County Prosecutor
Tony Larson (NP), Whatcom County Council, Dist. 1
Assessor Dave Cook (R), Yakima County Assessor
Mark Peterson (R), Yakima County Auditor
Clerk Kim Eaton (R), Yakima County Clerk
Coroner Jack Hawkins (R), Yakima County Coroner
Prosecuting Attorney James Hagarty (R), Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney
Sheriff Ken Irwin (R), Yakima County Sheriff
Treasurer Ilene Thomson (R), Yakima County Treasurer


*Dual endorsement

**Grays Harbor-Pacific County Farm Bureau

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