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ELECTION: Connelly tried to help Hilltop agency

Letter by Micah R. LeBank , Tacoma on July 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm with 2 Comments »
July 31, 2012 2:11 pm

Since no one is saying it, I want to thank Jack Connelly for all of the volunteer work he has done for the Martin Luther King Housing Development Association. He stepped forward and tried to help this entity and stayed with it after it fell victim to the economic crisis and nearly everyone else left.

Connelly’s law firm, of which I am a member, has represented the housing association pro-bono in an attempt to keep it afloat. He is now being attacked by individuals supporting the Jeannie Darneille campaign. This is being done without regard to the efforts Connelly has made to save this organization and the fact that Darneille actually voted for the expenditure that her group is now criticizing Connelly over.

She did so despite the fact that it called for market rate condos at a time that the condo market was plummeting. Is Darneille the type of person we want in the state Senate to get us out of the current economic crisis?

Connelly’s loyalty and tenacity will serve us well in the state Senate. I wish we had more people willing to take on worthy causes, even when it is more convenient to just walk away. I’m grateful to Connelly and the others at MLKHDA for this work. Alberta Canada’s legacy is worth saving for this city. It’s time to get people in Olympia who can work toward solutions and getting things done.

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  1. villager98 says:

    Correction: Tacomans for Integrity in Government is not Jeannie Darneille’s group. TIG is an independent committee and is in no way connected to the candidate or her campaign.

  2. Lulu2008 says:

    Is a committee who’s lead sponsor is the significant other of a person working in Darneille’s campaign office independent? Let’s not kidd ourselves. Just yesterday this “independent” group sent out another attack piece that arrived at the exact same time as a mailer from Darneille’s campaign. To say that this group is “in no way connected to her campaign” could not be further from the truth. To date this “independent” group, intimitaly tied to the Darneille campaign, has failed to follow PDC rules. Why doesn’t this independent group have to follow the law?

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