The New Elections

As usual, the 9th Congressional District of Washington will likely have several challengers to Congressman Adam Smith, but none of them have worked harder than me to qualify for the General Election, as August's Top 2 Primary will decide.  I don't sit in offices reading polls or making commercials on TV, nor do corporatists send me money that would enable me to do that.  After all, I am the candidate of the common woman and man.  Other than during the Thanksgiving Day to Christmas season and most of the winter, I actually get out amongst the people nearly every single day, shake hands and campaign.  The people actually know me from seeing me in person in the 9th Congressional District, and come August they are going to select me as the challenger to Adam Smith.  I haven't decided exactly what party name I will run under, but it will have the word "Commons" in it, which has a double entendre meaning: namely, those institutions and infrastructures of society in which we all use, and the common citizen. 

For once in a lifetime, sort of like Halley's Comet, it looks like the people are going to send a wake-up call to Washington, D.C. instead of the usual meandering politics-as-usual.  I think "We the People" have finally had enough of the craziness in D.C., such as the winking at torture, the warrantless spying on law-abiding citizens, unseemly meddling in the affairs of other nations, even allies, the wasting of billions of dollars of taxpayers' money through outright corruption, negligence and the tight grip of America's oligarchy on Congress, the unfair tax system (where the rich who live off of money pay 15% of their income or less, many corporations pay nothing, and just about every one else more than one-third), and the outright contempt by those who control Congress for average citizens.  So if congresspersons, like Adam Smith, and candidates generally, are actually getting campaign money from the rich, you know who they are really representing.

-- Mark Greene, candidate for Representative (9th Congressional District of Washington)

[revised on 4/2/14]

Commoner is 99% certain that the 2004 G.O.P. primary election was stolen from Mark Greene and handed to a political novice. Help us solve the mystery of "The Other Curious Election of 2004" (WA 9th Congressional District U.S. Rep. primary) by contacting real journalists and asking them to look into it, and writing or calling the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington, Jenny Durkan, and requesting that she make public all matters relating to the '04 primary. Regarding the journalists, ask them to use "Freedom of Information" requests to get to the bottom of this case. For more information: see 2/26/13 post entitled "Major Election Irregularities (Graph & Essay), and from there, there will be a list of other related posts on Commoner. Elections are too important for shams to be ignored and for accountability to be neglected.

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons, by sending a check or money order ($10 recommended), or contribute to Mark's U.S. Representative campaign that will be on the ballot in August, 2014 (checks should be made out to "Mark Greene for Congress"); for either matter, write to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Thank you!