Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: Tami Green

Nov.
3rd

ELECTION: Return to election day voting

The News Tribune’s Halloween opinion column (editorial, 10-31) aroused considerable voter remorse among many readers, especially Tami Green supporters.

Their angst is aggravated by the law permitting early, extended voting. “Once upon a time,” we respected a single “voting day” where we cast our precious vote at a neighborhood polling place – with assurance that it would be counted once, and only once. A time-honored, fraud-free, almost sacred electoral process!

Now, unfortunately, we can vote beginning a month before election “day” – literally during an election month. Many unexpected things can, and do, happen during an election month that would affect or

Read more »

Oct.
31st

ELECTION: Eight is enough of those annoying fliers

I’m sitting here laughing under my breath at all the controversy regarding the deceptive fliers sent out by Don Green, candidate Tami Green’s husband. Only because, having been annoyingly deluged with a minimum of eight political fliers per day in my mailbox for the past few weeks, they all now go directly into the recycle bin.

While I (don’t really) appreciate each candidate’s determination to sway voters, I am satisfied utilizing voter pamphlets. I don’t need the surplusage of additional, unnecessary, unending (did I mention annoying?) propaganda.

The bottom line is, I’m probably going to vote with my own party anyway. Although,

Read more »

Oct.
31st

ELECTION: Tami Green’s best for women’s health

Women’s health is a key issue in the 28th District, especially as election day draws closer. Tami Green is a strong supporter of women’s health, with a record to back it up. Steve O’Ban would have you believe that he too supports women, even though he has a record of trying to push women’s health issues decades back.

Despite his ads on TV, O’Ban has done little to be called “proactive on women’s health.” In fact, earlier this month, he claimed that women’s health issues like birth control access were “of no concern” to his district. My visits to him

Read more »

Oct.
27th

ELECTION: Attack ads or actual records?

For 28th District voters, the attacks raise more questions than they answer.

Did a candidate really cut education funding? Is there a “war on women”? Is there anyone who works “across party lines”? I’ll continue reading everyone’s opinions while I share some insights of my own.

First question, yes. The record shows Tami Green cut education funding. I personally know students whose education was significantly hurt by those cuts.

Second, ”war on women”? No. I, as a woman, am not a single-issue voter. I believe all issues are women’s issues. -What is our state government’s highest priority? Our state constitution says

Read more »

Oct.
27th

ELECTION: Where’s O’Ban’s truth in advertising?

I am repulsed by the attack Steve O’Ban and the Republican Party (Committee for Good Government) have launched on Tami Green. Attorneys like O’Ban may call the intentionally inaccurate information misleading. For most of us, lies are lies no matter how many times you say it.

O’Ban says that “Tami Green took billions from education.” The truth is that Green voted to reduce state programs across the board in 2010 in order to successfully lead us out of the greatest economic recession since the 1930s, long before O’Ban served in the House of Representatives and was appointed to the Senate.

O’Ban

Read more »

Oct.
27th

ELECTION: Eliminate outside money influx

Re: “Sleazy campaign ads reflect poorly on candidates” (editorial, 10-24).

I’d only add that you wrote the editorial one day too soon, otherwise you would have taken note of the most recent ad from the “independent” supporters of Tami Green portraying Steve O’Ban as a greedy pig.

It’s time the huge influx of outside money is eliminated, and I believe that it could be done by enacting campaign finance law that adheres to two simple, common-sense principles.

The first is that only those eligible to vote for a candidate, or on an issue, should be allowed to donate money

Read more »

Oct.
27th

ELECTION: O’Ban campaign isn’t being honest

Re: “Showing military in campaigns can break rules” (TNT, 10-26).

After reading the  article about Steve O’Ban campaign ads, I was disgusted. For campaign consultant Chad Minnick to state that they were not aware that it was wrong to have uniformed service members in ads is an absolute lie.

We made the campaign and Minnick aware in 2012 that this, and posting personal information like Social Security numbers on a website, were wrong. We were told ”it’s all fair in elections.”

To also say that they are not aware of “independent” opposition ads is a lie. Almost every person running for office or their

Read more »

Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Attacks against Tami Green are misleading

I have been a longtime supporter of Tami Green, candidate for the state Senate in the 28th Legislative District. She is always responsive when I e-mail her on issues of importance to me.

It has disturbed me that I have received three mailers from a Centralia group pretending to be pro-education which have denounced her candidacy because she has voted to cut education spending.

The first thing that disturbs me is that I know this group cannot really be supportive of public education if it is choosing Green to attack. Second, I know that they are outsiders to the 28th District. Third, I

Read more »