Moore for the 12th
This pandemic-caused recession has hit our state hard, and it looks like we will have a $9 billion hole to fill in the coming years. It’s critical to choose a representative with a seat at the table in Olympia when our fiscal options are considered. Our district deserves at least one legislator leading as part of the majority, and ensuring that North Central Washington has a voice in the biggest budget decisions our state has seen in decades. This is not the time for our region to be satisfied with its players just sitting on the bench watching the action.
While there is much uncertainty in our lives right now, one thing looks certain. When the legislature convenes in January, the House, Senate and Governor’s Office will all be controlled by Democrats working hard to strike the right balance for our communities. Electing Adrianne Moore means the 12th Legislative District can directly participate in the caucuses and workshops that will shape the bills that will pass the legislature. To Republicans who say they only vote a straight ticket, I say a ballot win for the minority party doesn’t guarantee a meaningful voice in the debates in Olympia or a listening ear here at home.
Adrianne Moore has experience working across divides, bringing people together for a recovery. After the 2014 fires, she helped lead our region’s recovery efforts by doing just that. Now, she’s running for state representative in North Central Washington’s 12 Legislative District. As a Democrat with years of experience working in the community and leading regional and statewide work, she is the voice for we need in Olympia.
With your support, North Central Washington can be at the majority table in Olympia, fighting hard for values and livelihoods that matter right here.
Suellen Harris, Chair, 12th Legislative District Democrats, Wenatchee
Katie Haven is running for District 2 County Commissioner, and she has almost 30 years of proven leadership skills and responsibility, working with diverse groups of people. Now we are living with a serious pandemic and ambivalent leadership, and more than ever we need leaders who listen, involve others, develop a plan, and deliver clear helpful communication. Katie will do this.
Katie’s first career was 27 years in the merchant marine industry, where she got her start at the age of 18 as a licensed boat captain on Puget Sound. After graduating from a maritime academy, she advanced to chief engineer of large passenger ships and was a key part of the management team. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation appointed her to a national committee that revised regulations for the maritime industry. This work and service on other interdisciplinary groups honed her skills as a genuine listener, consensus builder and problem solver.
Her second career is as a Methow Valley farmer raising sheep for meat and wool. She has well over a decade of experience being a steward of the land and the livestock that live on it. Katie has served on the Farm Service Agency and other organizations that promote our rural lifestyle now and for the future.
Her principal priorities are: a comprehensive land-use plan that addresses the future and involves all constituencies; affordable housing for people who are working full time in family-wage jobs; and supporting the Public Health Department in their efforts to combat the COVID pandemic.
Lastly, she is and has been accountable throughout her career. She answers phone calls and electronic messages. She will give regular town hall meetings and meet with groups who want a better future for the county. For her, the important elements of leading people are to have a plan and deliver strong vocal leadership.
As Albert Einstein stated, “The leader is one who, out of clutter, brings simplicity … out of discord, harmony … and out of difficulty, opportunity.”
We deserve and need these skill sets.
Sharon Sumpter, Winthrop
Adrianne Moore is the only candidate to contact me about the shameful crowding at our neglected high passes’ sightseeing, hiking and climbing areas. Inadequate parking and ridiculous sanitation at Washington Pass Overlook, Blue Lake, Rainy Pass and Harts Pass are negatively impacting our local economy. The only relief in sight is with the American Alps Legacy Project, which proposes to extend National Park Service funding and protection east to our passes. This now goes under the name of Shuksan Conservancy.
Jim Whitaker, Dan Evans, Estella Leopold and many other of our state’s prominent citizens are behind this badly needed effort. Adrianne has the big picture vision necessary to match the recognition given to this situation by pioneering activists such as Dan Evans, who was instrumental in opening our economy to the west. As a retired national park ranger and heli-ski guide, I see the American Alps Project, and Adrianne Moore, as our best hope.
Eric Burr, Mazama
Based on his amazing responsiveness to his constituents, I’d like to encourage support for Keith Goehner in the upcoming election for District 12 State Representative.
This spring I contacted Rep. Goehner for help with a non-partisan issue. He responded first by calling me the very next day to learn more about the issue and express his support. He then waded into the bureaucracy of the state, trying to convince the people who could affect change. He contacted me again by email with word of hopeful progress.
Weeks later he contacted me again when positive action was going to be taken. And then he stopped in my store two months later to follow up in person. Rep. Goehner went above and beyond any expectations I had when writing my original letter. Either Mr. Goehner or Adrianne Moore would make a fine representative for the Methow Valley, but I believe we should reward a person already in office doing a great job representing us by re-electing them, no matter their party affiliation.
Brian Sweet, Winthrop