Posts tagged ‘Complacency’

August 9, 2014

28.38% Voter Turnout? Shame on You Clark County

by lewwaters

Crying BabyThe 2014 Primary Election is behind us now and I have to tell you, it is embarrassing; no it is pathetic that this election saw such a dismal turnout in Clark County, the fourth lowest in the entire state.

Four years ago, 38.99% was the Primary election turnout and even that is ridiculously low. But, 28% is pathetic in a county that remains mired in economic uncertainty and under the shadow of a larger out of state city ready to impose their will upon us at any given moment.

What with so many of you always complaining about Portland calling the shots in our community, the only way to push them back is by voting in capable representatives at all levels willing to stand up to Portland and to remind them we are supposed to be partners in this so-called “metropolitan” region, not just a smaller community they can force their will on, sucking revenues away from and return nothing.

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December 30, 2013

2013

by lewwaters

2013The year 2013 will soon be relegated to the history books. It was a year filled with surprises, tragedy, happiness and sadness. We saw an established school burn to the ground, the very school that my two daughters once attended.

We saw changes being brought to bear in the county that brought controversy, even though many were changes that a majority of the voters wanted to see.

We saw the much hated CRC die, only to be resurrected, but now resting in limbo.

More than anything we saw the façade of objectivity collapse from around the Lazy C as they fabricated a theme to influence the Vancouver election demonizing County Commissioner David Madore and falsely linking him to candidates they did not like. They successfully relied on the complacency of many conservatives, ousting the main voice for the people on the city council.

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