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CONGRESS: Flemming’s experience is needed

Letter by Mary Jean Hrbacek, Shelton on June 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm with 12 Comments »
June 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Stan Flemming, candidate for the 10th Congressional District, has maintained a medical practice as a family physician and served Medicare and Medicaid patients, a critical perspective in evaluating the effects of “Obamacare” or other changes in the health care delivery and payment systems.

As an Army Reservist, he was called to active duty, leaving family and private practice to serve in Kosovo and the Persian Gulf. He was awarded the Bronze Star and retired as a brigadier general. Few politicians have served in the military; they lack the background of training and mobilization experiences.

A member of a citizen’s group incorporating University Place and its first mayor, his team established the city organization from hiring to municipal funding. He was elected a state representative from the 28th District and currently serves on the Pierce County Council.

Flemming was a trustee on the board of directors of The Evergreen State College. He worked on a team that started and achieved accreditation for Pacific NorthWest University of Health Sciences in Yakima.

His experience in team building with the military, in health care and with the City of University Place shows he efficiently coordinates groups leading to successful conclusions. His leadership and problem-solving abilities are desperately needed in the U.S. Congress.

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  1. truthbusterguy says:

    Mary

    You are 100% correct. When he wins in the 10th district I will consider him my congressman and I live in the 6th.

    Almost worth the move the 10th so I could vote for Stan. He will be a great congressman.

  2. slarssen says:

    Flemming is well liked and respected by local, regional and national leaders of both parties. Imagine that. Someone who is truly bi-partisan and will work for the good of the country, not a party.

    He is business-savvy, he is smart and he is honest. I might be mistaken, but I believe he would be the highest ranking military officer in Congress if elected.

    Flemming has our votes.

  3. If truthbuster likes him, he can’t be good….. vote for anyone running against him.

  4. soapdodger says:

    kluwer, you are an idiot and a complete embarrassment to genuine liberals.

    If your only criteria for voting is to vote for anyone – regardless of positions, experience, and character – simply because you want your vote to go to the opposite of an internet adversary’s preferred candidate, you are beyond clueless.

    This Democrat will proudly be voting for Stan Flemming.

  5. truthbusterguy says:

    Kluwer,

    Anyone but Denny Heck.

  6. Would Flemming vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act? If the answer is yes, he should not be elected. If the answer is no, he might be elected after he answers a couple other questions about gay marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose.
    Simple and easy. The rationale is beyond most of those on the extreme right.

  7. sumyungboi says:

    Interestingly, nowhere on Flemming’s campaign web site does it mention his party affiliation.

  8. soapdodger,you are an idiot and a complete embarrassment to genuine liberals.

    You ASSume the only reason I chose not to vote for someone is because of an idiot conservative on the internet. Seriously, how foolish can you get?

  9. yabetchya says:

    kluwer said at 4:04 pm…”If truthbuster likes him, he can’t be good….. vote for anyone running against him.”

    Then…@3:46am ” You ASSume the only reason I chose not to vote for someone is because of an idiot conservative on the internet. Seriously, how foolish can you get?

    Drinking a little foolishness there Klu.

  10. http://www.matrix.nwmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=1988643X3NJJ&p=DE-16674418-902

    LOL, are you serious, Pub?

    Ignoring the fact that the vote has already taken place, and a significant number of “yes” votes are no longer members of Congress (having been drummed out of office in the landslide of November, 2010), there’s an 80% likelyhood that the SCOTUS has overturned Obamacare, and will be revealing as much any day now.

    The rest of your Democrat litmus test is showing itself to be about as important to the American people as the Republican abortion litmus test was.

    It’s really funny how folks like Publico complain and moan about Congressional polarization, idealism, and intransigence, and then proudly announce they will only send (like) idealistic, intransigent, polarizing figures to Congress.

  11. “Drinking a little foolishness there Klu.”

    English not your fist language there betcha?
    Learn to read man and stop looking foolish.

  12. Or we may get another example of the peter principle.

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