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ELECTION: Gunn running a clean money campaign

Letter by Mary A. Hall, Bonney Lake on July 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm | 4 Comments »
July 26, 2012 2:12 pm

In a letter (TNT, 7-25) about political fund-raising and politicians’ stands on real issues, the writer asks, “Aren’t we supposed to vote for someone with perceived upstanding morals and the ability to make good logical choices in office?”

My answer is, “Yes, and I know someone with those and many other fine qualities like integrity, intelligence and compassion.” His name is Brian Gunn, and he is running for House Position 1 in the 31st Legislative District.

Gunn is running a “clean money campaign” and is only accepting donations from real people in Washington state (limit is $100 per person outside the 31st). Because he will not accept donations from corporations, unions, political parties, political action committees or people outside Washington state, he will not be tainted by or beholden to any outside forces, only to the people of Washington state.

I support Gunn because he will help small businesses in Washington by working to abolish or reduce the state B&O tax, close big business tax loopholes, fully fund education and establish a state bank to keep our tax money working in Washington state instead of sending it to the Wall Street banks to gamble with, as is the current arrangement.

This is supposed to be an election and not an auction. Gunn will represent citizens in Olympia and not the interests of big money.

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