Next week is the week all those who want to run for public office must register with the Secretary of State. I’m asking EACH of you to file as a candidate for an open legislative office in your district — either for state representative or for state senate. Or, pass this email to someone who may help our cause.
I know that many of you do not want to run for office, nor have the money to file as a candidate — I share those limitations with you, I hate politics and I am on fixed limited income. However, please consider that as a candidate you will be able to have a candidate statement published by the Secretary of State (SOS) on their Web site and in the Voter’s pamphlet. In other words, for the cost of admission you have a chance to tell your story to every registered voter in your district. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spread the word, we must become a vocal group and use every tool to “spread the word”.
I know the cost is a concern, but remember you get to tell every voter what they need to know by having your candidate statement published on both the SOS’s web site and in the voters pamphlet. Also, there is a provision in law for the waiver of the filing fee, see RCW 29A.24.091 to 29A.24.111.
After registering the rest is up to you. You may be invited to news agencies to tell your story, or invited to engage in debates … You don’t have to do any of those things…. although it would also be helpful in spreading the word. If you choose to debate, just be yourself, tell of what you know and how the corruption in government has impacted you and that you are not alone — which means government officials have ruined many more lives and this is why you are a candidate.
Here are some useful links:
Offices open for election and filing fee … https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/candidatefiling/Pages/OfficesOpenForElection.aspx
How to become a candidate … http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/candidates/State-Candidates-Guide-2016-v1.pdf
Public Disclosure Online filing … https://www.pdc.wa.gov/
Here is my “draft” of the candidate statement which I’ll provide the SOS for publishing….
“Washington State government is dishonest. And it is costing taxpayer’s billions of dollars every year. Over the past 17 years I have worked 12/24/7, without pay, holidays off, or vacations, fighting corruption in government. At the core of our corrupt government you find lawyers. Every day our elected officials turn a blind eye to the corruption they betray our trust! As a first priority it will be citizens who regulate lawyers and judges – ending their self-regulation gravy train. Lawyers are supposed to cleanup corruption not cause it, hide it or profit from it!
Read about my work at www.corruptwash.com”