“Boss” Pollard Stoops Even Lower

by lewwaters


UPDATE: LEAVITT LIED, he is as bad as Pollard was.

Resorting to known Democrat dirty politicking, Mayor of Vancouver, Washington, Royce “Boss” Pollard, apparently worried about his bid for another term, has sent out a flyer trying to paint opponent Tim Leavitt as “unqualified” because he “introduced gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi” last year.

Has “Boss” Pollard gotten so desperate that he now campaigns on whom his opponent endorsed and introduced at a campaign event?

Clark County GOP Chair Ryan Hart sent out the following this evening,

Dear Republicans:

The Clark County Republican party decided earlier this year to not make any endorsements in the 2009 non-partisan races. We did send out a voter information guide for the purpose of informing our members of identified Republicans running for office. Since there were many cases of Republicans running against Republicans, and Democrats running against Democrats, we have made it clear that we as a party have taken no official position in these non-partisan races.

Today I was disappointed to see a mailer sent out by the Royce Pollard campaign attacking Mayoral Candidate and City Councilman Tim Leavitt for supporting Dino Rossi in 2008, and for introducing Rossi at his final appearance in Clark County the weekend before the 2008 election. The mail piece states, “The Leavitt-Rossi agenda will move Vancouver in the wrong direction.”

As Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party, I remain proud of Mr. Rossi and the campaigns he ran in an effort to move Washington forward. Furthermore, it was an honor to have Councilman Tim Leavitt introduce Dino Rossi.

Mayor Pollard needs to understand that tens of thousands of Vancouver residents voted for Dino Rossi, and that Rossi won Clark County in both 2004 and 2008.

Christine Gregoire, however, now has an approval rating around 30 percent. It is her failed policies, and those of the Democratic majority, that are hindering Washington and, more specifically, Clark County from moving forward. It is doubtful that the majority of Vancouver voters approve of Governor Gregoire’s job performance today.

Tim Leavitt was right to support Dino Rossi, and I applaud him for it.


Ryan Hart
Chairman, Clark County Republican Party

“Leavitt/Rossi Agenda?” With the dire situation the city is in, under “Boss” Pollard, could we not say how the “Pollard/Gregoire Agenda” has drug our city down? Can we not say the debt Vancouver currently has and the strong possibility of doubling that debt should “Boss” Pollard succeed in bailing out the Columbian by having the city purchase their empty and over priced building is in “the wrong direction?”

Looking over the endorsements on Tim’s site, Leavitt4Mayor I am unable to find Mr. Rossi’s name or endorsement listed. I have not seen or heard of Dino Rossi in town campaigning for Tim.

And what if he were? Does supporting a candidate “Boss” Pollard doesn’t make you an unworthy person in his eyes? If so then “Boss” Pollard is in big trouble with 51%, 91,301 Clark County voters having voted for Mr. Rossi in 2008.

Are we to believe than in his entire tenure as Vancouver’s Mayor, “Boss” Pollard has never had a cordial exchange with Dino Rossi or a Republican?

Could we not also claim “Boss” Pollard is unqualified due to his endorsements? After all, he proudly displays endorsements from Portland and even a former Oregon Governor.

Is this supportive of citizen charges of his “Portland envy?”

If endorsements are to be held against Vancouver voters, will he harbor grudges against Tim’s supporters, including the Latino Leaders of Clark County and Vancouver?

As desperate as he now seems, I doubt that will be a problem as Vancouver’s voters are seeing the actual harm brought by “Boss” Pollard and his heavy handed misguiding of Vancouver.

It’s time to put an end to the “smoke filled back room” style of “Boss” Pollard and turn the reins over to a younger and more open mayor, Tim Leavitt.

4 Comments to ““Boss” Pollard Stoops Even Lower”

  1. Lew,

    All stated here is right on target!!! Pollard running behind, is so desperate that he would sell his soul to the devil. In fact that is exactly what he has done. The citizens in Vancouver see through all this smoke and mirrors and their new Mayor will be Tim Leavitt, they will all be thankful for their decision.

  2. RIGHT ON, Lew!!
    My Comment in the Columbian’s ‘Portland group endorses Pollard’ piece out Tuesday:
    “I wonder whether the PORTLAND Business Alliance is fearful that Leavitt may take business from Portland to Vancouver.
    PS. Hey, Ms. Manning [Pollard’s campaign manager] which businesses in Vancouver belong to the PORTLAND Business Alliance?”

  3. I saw that, Mallory and wonder the same.

    Chuck, yes Vancouverites are seeing through the facade of “Boss” Pollard and the harm he brings to the city.

    Citizens are not a bottomless pocket of money.

    How much deeper in debt will the city go if he stays in?

    This ridiculous I-5 cap, the Columbian’s building, the waterfront, where does it end?

  4. Folks:
    Where has the Vancouver Police Association [and it’s membership] been???
    Are the police rank & file precluded from wearing ‘Leavitt’ support T-shirts etc. openly … such as firemen do for Pollard?
    Have they come out in print supporting Leavitt recently?
    I would hope that more adamant support for Leavitt is a ‘card up the sleeve’ coming soon as the election approaches!

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