I’m running for Prosecutor as a non-partisan, but I’m reaching out to voters of all stripes, including both Republican and Democratic groups. Walking into rooms full of new people may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it turns out I’m enjoying meeting so many people who are engaged in their communities. Here’s a sampling of “life on the trail”:
- Last week I headed over to Puyallup for the 25thLD Republican Club meeting. I was hoping to meet Sen. Hans Zeiger, but a late-night legislative session kept him in Olympia. The group gave me a chance to introduce myself and make my case for why we need a new Prosecutor. They had incisive questions and it turned out to be a really nice evening.
- As a 27th Legislative District voter, I attended the district’s town hall meeting on Saturday morning. Our representatives, Jake Fey and Laurie Jinkins along with Senator Jeannie Darnielle (all Democrats), drew a nice size crowd. They filled us in on the status of some legislation and the budget, and fielded some tough questions about development in Ruston and the LNG plant. It was a fun opportunity to meet more people from my local district.
- Last Sunday evening I attended an event at the Elk Plain Grange, where the 2nd LD Democrats held a fund raiser. I showed up alone and started introducing myself around the room. The incumbent and I had both been invited to speak, but he left so I had the floor to myself. It was another event with gracious people who are interested in this race and very encouraging. Thank you for the great comments, questions and feedback.
- During the week I attended the South Sound Ronald Reagan Republican Club dinner where Sheriff Paul Pastor was the featured speaker. This past Saturday, I attended the 29th LD Democrats meeting and ran into my friend, former Sen. Rosa Franklin. I had lunch at Joeseppi’s, where the “Movers and Shakers” meet to discuss topical issues. Sunday I attended a small house party brunch hosted by a Tacoma lawyer who I had never met before. It was fun to talk to a small group of her friends and neighbors about this race and why it is important to Pierce County. Sunday afternoon I was a guests at the WACOPS table at the Washington State Democrats’ annual crab feed.
As you can tell, I’m staying plenty busy on the campaign trail. I’m really enjoying it, and it’s very gratifying to meet people from both political parties who are interested in this race and who completely understand why I am running as non-partisan for Prosecutor. Stay tuned for more updates from the trail, and if you head a group I should meet, I’d be delighted to be invited. Drop me a note at [email protected], I’d love to hear from you.