Debbie Peterson and Don Benton Address I-5 and Light Rail

by lewwaters

Senator Don Benton and Debbie Peterson attended the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Committee Board Meeting, held on July 22, 2008. Both made excellent comments against the current plan to replace the aging I-5 Bridge with another the same size, including Light Rail from Portland.

As the videos courtesy of CVTV show, both have done their research and are passionate about not strapping Clark County Taxpayers with excessive taxes or tolls to pay for a wasteful project that will not alleviate the congestion along the I-5 corridor.

Debbie Peterson is a 30-year Clark County resident running for the 49th Legislative District, position 1 against Democrat, Jim Jacks who didn’t appear before the commission. As I have said in other posts, Ms. Peterson is passionate about improving Clark County and giving us the representation we need and deserve. As usual, her comments are concise and to the point.

Don Benton is our State Senator for the past 3 terms, fighting Liberal Democrats on our behalf. He too is running for re-election and stands with us on opposing Light Rail being forced down our throats.

It is time we stood up to those who have been elected and decide they will run us as they see fit. It is time we told the Mayors of Portland and Vancouver and members of the Columbia River Crossing Committee we don’t want Light Rail. It is too expensive, ineffective and as planned, won’t do anything but line the pockets of politicians and their cronies, at our expense.

Will you let these politicians “force you out of your car” and into a transportation boondoggle beset with crime that you must pay for with taxes, tolls and fares? Are you prepared to give up more of your liberty because a politician claims to know better and wants to spend our money?

If, like me, you are fed up with politicians telling us how we will live, it is time to return Don Benton to our Senate to continue fighting for us and we need to send Debbie Peterson to Olympia to represent us instead of left-winged special interest groups.

Vote Debbie Peterson

Vote Don Benton.

Vote Dino Rossi


“CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition.”


7 Responses to “Debbie Peterson and Don Benton Address I-5 and Light Rail”

  1. I have the same views as Senator Benton on this issue. Check out the commercial on my website we filmed last year on traffic and the bridge. Keep up the good work!

  2. Glad to hear that, Joseph. We need more people aware of how we are being sold down the river on this issue that voters have rejected.

    For others, you may view the commercial, and more, at the Official Joseph James website,

  3. And in 2012 when I  ran and they ran, and then again in 2014 when I ran against it again then again I ran in 2016 and the nonsense was finally shut down after years of work.  Temporarily,  God help us these people are not going to stop!Carolyn Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


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