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ImageMATT’S RECOMMENDATIONS – 2013 GENERAL ELECTION

STATE RACES

State Senate, District 7 – BRIAN DANSEL http://www.danselforsenate.com/

Brian Dansel is a strong, articulate, principled leader challenging the status quo.  He will vote right the first time and carry the banner of freedom & liberty.  His opponent is a nice man but was directly involved in the eminent domain seizure of private property in Colville for a failed airport proposal and voted twice to fund the implementation of Obamacare…TWICE…this is inexcusable.

 

CITY COUNCIL RACES

Spokane City Council, District 2, Pos. 2 – JOHN AHERN www.voteahern.com  John is a tried and tested stalwart defender of conservative principles.

Spokane City Council, District 3, Pos. 2 – No Recommendation.  The “Conservative” in this race endorsed and gave money to liberal democrats, supported a candidate who publically supported pornography, and is weak on the issue of abortion.  See http://webelievewevote.com/evaluations.html.

Spokane Valley City Council, Pos. 1 – ROD HIGGINS retainrodhiggins.com  A true statesman, Rod will carry the conservative banner for years to come.

Spokane Valley City Council, Pos. 4 – ED PACE http://electedpace.com/  Ed is a Vietnam veteran and an articulate unwavering conservative.  His opponent is endorsed by liberal democrats, supports a 10¢ gas tax increase, is pro-choice, and supports the growth management act.

Spokane Valley City Council, Pos. 5 – No Recommendation.

Spokane Valley City Council, Pos. 7 – BILL BATES

FOR OTHER RACES SEE http://webelievewevote.com/

BALLOT MEASURES

INITIATIVE 517 – VOTE NO

Requiring Private Property Owners to Allow Signature Gatherers – I am a strong advocate of the Initiative, Referendum, and Recall process.  However, this is an invasion of private property rights.  Private property owners would be forced to allow signature gatherers on their land against their will.  That is not freedom.

 

INITIATIVE 522 – VOTE NO

Requiring GMO Labeling and Use of Codex Alimentarius (Agenda 21) – I am in favor of labeling GMO foods and agree that some GMOs are detrimental to health but it comes at too high a price. The problem is in the bill itself, which is laying the groundwork to regulate every food type and also vitamins under Codex Alimentarius… “No testing procedure may be approved by the department unless: (i) It does not rely on testing processed foods in which no deoxyribonucleic acid is detectable; and (ii) it is consistent with the most recent “Guidelines on Performance Criteria and Validation of Methods for Detection, Identification and Quantification of Specific DNA Sequences and Specific Proteins in Foods” (CAC/GL 74, 2010) published by the codex alimentarius commission…” This is an international body, which as part of Agenda 21 is establishing regulations for the State of Washington with no apparent legislative check in the process.  This bill is very dangerous and a road in the wrong direction paved with good intention.

5 ADVISORY VOTES – VOTE REPEAL

SPOKANE COUNTY PROP. 1 – VOTE NO

Property Tax Increase to Acquire Land Near Fairchild – As you know I am a strong supporter of our military and a combat veteran myself. There are several problems with this proposition.  First, the mobile home park being acquired was originally there for Air Force housing.  Second, there are other ways to find the money to do this instead of a knee jerk tax increase which those on fixed incomes and the elderly cannot afford.  We have time to come together as a community and find a better solution. 

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By Rep. Matt Shea

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