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ELECTION: Kastama shows independence, integrity

Letter by Bill Harrington, Graham on Aug. 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm with 4 Comments »
August 3, 2012 9:32 am

Voters claim to want candidates who have known careers with incidents of independence and integrity on display, that know the business of the office for which they want to be elected, and are not overly partisan. Voters have that opportunity.

Lastly, voters hate any time when one party has a dominance of a particular political position. The secretary of state has been in Republican hands for nearly 50 years. It is time for a change.

All of the above voter considerations can be met with a single vote in the race for secretary of state. The candidate is state Sen. Jim Kastama of Puyallup.

Kastama has extensive support in Eastern Washington and is the best candidate to receive large numbers of independent voters. This make Jim Kastama a winning candidate.

However, to best win in November, Kastama needs voter support in Tuesday’s primary so he can be one of the two candidates on the November ballot. Don’t let the partisans control the outcome of the primary.


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  1. Kastama is a unifier in local politics. He has managed to alienate both democrats and republicans alike who in recent years have despised his devotion to special interests. What is unusual, but no surprise is that him home district who know him best are his main detractors.

  2. lylelaws says:

    I don’t know much about others running for the office of Secretary of State, but I do something about Jim Kastama.

    My wife is disabled and after I called his office a few years ago concerning the way many people abuse the handicapped parking situation, he came to our home, listened to our concerns, and invited me down to Olympia so that I was able to express my thoughts to the Transportation Committee.

    My wife and I are two Republicans who will be voting for him in the upcoming primary election.

  3. RegisteringFool says:

    IQof88 – “He has managed to alienate both democrats and republicans alike…”.
    For me, that is a plus. I don’t know which special interests you are referring to, but to suggest that Ds and Rs are NOT also bought and sold by special interests is just plain ignorant.

  4. hwiley74 says:

    Amen to IQof88 – Jim Kastama was vilified by his own party when he worked with both sides to balance the budget this last year. How can anyone say that he is in the pockets of special interests? Of all of the reps that we’ve had in Olympia, he’s the least likely that you can point the finger at for that one.

    Jim is a realist, hard worker, sees issues from all sides, a compassionate citizen, well read and understands local, national and international issues.

    Even the Seattle Times is suggesting Kastama all of the above reasons and more.

    Jim Kastama is the right man for the job.

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