Archive for April 9th, 2010

April 9, 2010

Anthony Bittner Kicks Off Campaign

by lewwaters

Anthony Bittner, candidate for the 18th Legislative District seat being vacated soon by Jaime Herrera, held his campaign kick-off this evening at the Ridgefield Community Center.

A small group attended to hear Anthony and see what he has to offer.

I was pleased to finally meet this fine young man face to face and had the opportunity to express to his parents what a great job they have done as parents. He’s a young man any parent would be proud to have as a son.

Anthony’s Dad introduced him to all and Anthony gave a short speech outlining his beliefs and what he envisions will benefit constituents and make our state a better place to live and raise our families.

It still amazes me that a young man his age has a better grasp on today’s issues than many older adults do.

Anthony Bittner, Young, Republican and Serious

He outlined his support of the e-verify system in employing only those in our country legally and entitled to work.

On a new I-5 bridge, he mirrors many in Clark County in opposing a new bridge with light rail, which to too sees as too costly with little return.

Having grown up working and involved in his families small business, he sees how the current leadership in Olympia has hurt business owners and cost the state much needed jobs.

With the economy in such a shambles, it is imperative spending be prioritized to the actual needs of the state and wasteful spending be eliminated. Raising more taxes to be borne by those currently struggling, as is now happening, is the wrong direction he told all who came.

In all, he gave a speech worthy of a candidate much older. It indicated wisdom beyond his years.

I was disappointed to see so few show up from the Clark County GOP as Anthony is the type of person we need to be encouraging. He represents the future of not only America, but the party as well.

Meeting him this evening and discussing issues further with him face to face, I saw he has a strong character, something missing in many of our representatives.

As one who is about to inherit the mess that has been created, his vision and insight into our current problems is second to none. He’s not one to sit back and just accept the status quo.

In many ways, I see in him the words spoken by Ronald Reagan long ago,

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out.”

Anthony has the determination and drive to make a difference and he seeks to do so by being elected to represent the 18th Legislative District.

While no campaign or election carries with it a guaranteed outcome, underestimating this young man or viewing him as a child on the school playground would be a huge mistake.

Regardless of this elections outcome, mark my words; Anthony Bittner is a name that will be increasingly heard throughout our state in the years to come.

April 9, 2010

Mark Levin on Illegal Immigration

by lewwaters