Clark County, WA

In this blog's recognition of Washington's 39 counties, each of the next 39 posts on Commoner will be named in honor of a county, in alphabetical order starting with Adams. The county that is recognized on a particular day does not necessarily correlate with the particular topic chosen for that day other than in the general sense.


The "Seattle Times," not surprisingly, and "The Olympian" newspapers, among other media, have reported, without qualification, that Brad Owen, Bill Finkbeiner and Glenn Anderson are the candidates for Lieutenant Governor, strongly implying that they are the only candidates. Whether the corporate media respects democracy and the real truth or not, there are actually six candidates for Lieutenant Governor, including me. I received over 90,000 votes for King County Director of Elections last year, 22 % of the vote, so I think I deserve better than being passed over for mention in this election by the Times, but the Times thinks they are doing a service for the people by lying, apparently. Naturally, they endorsed the incumbent, Owen, basically on the grounds that he has been the incumbent for 16 years, so he knows what he's doing. Who wouldn't know his or her way around the block if they had been doing the same thing for 16 years? In other words, going by the Times' logic, if a politician keeps his job long enough, he should be in office for life (endorsement by default), never mind that Owen takes extravagant trips around the world in his Lieutenant Governor role as though he was some federal Secretary of State, is accused by many members of his own party for being a turncoat (or a Democrat in name only), and thinks the state constitution doesn't mean what it says when it only requires a majority vote to pass legislative bills as opposed to a super-majority vote. Not to mention that Owen appears to be resting on his laurels this election year by not showing up for some campaign events, if not all or most, or not filling out some questionnaires, and probably not campaigning much at all. Probably, too busy planning for his next junket, or he thinks he's above all that campaign stuff after 16 years, and hoping for 20.

by Mark Greene, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

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