October 31, 2012

Clean air: take a deep breath!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families on the Eastern seaboard. Hurricane Sandy is a grave reminder that addressing climate change must be a priority to protect our families, communities and quality of life for our future. While the climate change issue sounds daunting, I believe we can fix this. I’m reminded of what my mother always told …

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October 25, 2012

Experience and results define who’s ready to lead the 36th

I have proven experience and results to lead the 36th District. My opponent does not. Two recent media stories in The Seattle Times and Ballard News Tribune clearly mark the contrast in this campaign. In addition, I would like to thank the Northwest Asian Weekly for their SOLE endorsement! I’m fighting against big money attack ads – but I can …

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October 23, 2012

State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson: Join me in supporting Gael Tarleton

After serving the 36th Legislative District for 18 years, I will be retiring as your State Representative at the end of my term. It has been a privilege and honor to serve you. While I am proud of all of the important work we have accomplished together, I know there is still so much more work to do. That is …

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October 19, 2012

More-mentum! Let’s Go Win!

This week, our campaign earned the endorsement of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO – District Council 5! This brings our total number of labor endorsements to 10! – the majority of which are SOLE endorsements! The full list includes: Central Puget Sound Carpenters Local 30, SOLE endorsement The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific, SOLE endorsement International Longshore …

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October 16, 2012

Let’s Go Win and Send the Special Interests Packing

Thanks to you, my campaign has knocked on 16,000 doors in the 36th District, reaching thousands of voters to hear what’s on their minds. Last weekend, we were joined yet again by retiring State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, D-36th, her husband John Birnel and volunteers who doorbelled in the first rain in months. I am honored to have the SOLE …

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October 3, 2012

What voters want: Experience, ideas and proven results

Dear Friends: I’ve been talking to voters in the 36th District for seven months. We have just a couple of weeks to get the votes we need to win. If I’m going to be your champion in Olympia, I need you to be my champion in the critical days ahead. We cannot afford to take any vote for granted. Please …

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September 7, 2012

Help me change the way politics work in our state

There’s a lot going on in Seattle. I’m not only running for State House in the 36th District, I’m the Commission President for King County’s Port of Seattle. And if you haven’t been tracking the recent issues at the port, let me catch you up. Recently, our Port CEO took a side board job with Expeditors International for up to …

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August 29, 2012

Restoring government trust at the Port of Seattle

I strongly disagree with some of my fellow commissioners on the recent issue of our Port CEO serving on a private, for-profit board while also pulling one of the largest public employee salaries in our state. Aside from the indefensible compensation issues, the appearance of conflict of interest doesn’t sit well with me. I am outraged by these recent events, …

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