Tag Archives | Elections

Tom Neir announces run for Kirkland City Council

Tom has announced he is a candidate for Position No. 2 on the Kirkland City Council, a position formerly held by Shelly Kloba, our new state legislator. Tom grew-up in Kirkland, attended Lake View Elementary, Kirkland Junior High and graduated from Lake Washington High School and the University of Washington.  He played baseball when Kirkland […]

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LETTER | Election Results

Editor: I am very pleased to see my fellow Kirklandites who are readers and contributors to this blog have refrained from pontificating about the election results.  Other social media is filled with posts either gloating or decrying the results depending on their political point of view.  Many of them quite nasty.  We have many spirited […]

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LETTER | Why I’m voting for Valderrama

With the Presidential election taking center stage, local elections have fallen by the wayside. This is frightening, as who we vote into Office in our Washington is every bit as important as who we vote into Office in that other Washington. I feel compelled to write in and recommend Ramiro Valderrama for State Representative, 45th District. As a registered Democrat,  I have always blindly voted for the Democratic nominee, but this time around I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Valderrama is the best hope we have for controlled, responsible growth and fiscal responsibility…

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LETTER | Advocates for mental health – please vote for McBride, Kuderer, Valderrama, and Bryant.

Editor:

A few of you may know, I’m advocating for the mentally ill. It’s generational in my family. 

 

Last Thursday, I went to the NAMI Eastside Mental Health Legislative Candidate Forum(Roger Goodman didn’t show).  Candidate Ramiro Valderrama was upset that 1 in 5 Americans (20%) have a mental condition, yet the State spends only 3% of their budget on mental health. In addition, Washington State ranks 48th in access to community hospital psychiatric beds. Mr. Valderrama called for systemic change. Please vote for Ramiro!…

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