Posts tagged ‘Cory Barnes’

October 23, 2011

Progressive Voters Guide Issued

by lewwaters

It should come as no surprise that once again, as we have seen many times before, a “Progressive Voters Guide” is set out to tell leftist Progressives which candidates they identify as leftwing Progressives and which measures Progressives think should be enacted. Whether the Columbian will be as outraged over it as they were to discover a GOP voters guide remains to be seen.

No surprise to see Sharon Wylie listed, we know her to be pretty leftwinged, even if the Progressives got it wrong that she is “non-partisan.”

What I think will come as a surprise, at least to two candidates comes next.

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October 13, 2011

League of Women Voters Forum, October 13, 2011

by lewwaters

Tonight saw the inaugural use of a CVTV live broadcast from the new Library in Vancouver. Broadcast was the League of Women Voters Candidate forum for the 2011 election this November. I was very pleasantly surprised to see the room filled nearly to capacity by citizens who came out to hear what the candidates have to say.

All 6 city council candidates appeared and each was asked questions in order by seat position sought.

Josephine Wentzel and Bart Hansen started it off with opening statements and outlined their visions for the future of Vancouver. Both are articulate but with decidedly different views. Hansen leaned more on his short experience on council and work history with Clark County PUD. Wentzel relied on her history of being a Police Officer, Detective and her opposition to CRC and light rail being forced upon us with no vote from the people. Far from a single issue candidate, she also articulated her views on a called for fireworks ban in Vancouver by outlining some proposed restrictions to fireworks sale, after hearing public input. Hansen fell back on emails received calling for an outright ban, but also saying restrictions were needed, not an outright ban.

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October 5, 2011

Council Candidate’s Disregard for Traffic Law Catches up To Him

by lewwaters

Cory Barnes

I have maintained a neutral stance in this year’s Vancouver city council election and will maintain that stance. While I neither support nor oppose any of the candidates, when one shows such total disregard for the law as has Cory Barnes, it cannot be allowed to just be glossed over.

Unlike others who have misread business regulations or forgotten to reregister their car in a timely manner, Barnes being “cited and released early Monday for speeding and driving with a suspended license,” given that it now comes out that he has a “string of 11 traffic infractions in Clark and Cowlitz counties over the last four years, with one additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia” and his license being suspended over his non-payment of fines is a death knell for his campaign.

Vancouver council candidate cited for driving with suspended license

Barnes is quoted as saying he had “failed to pay for prior tickets and he was unaware the state had taken action against his driver’s license as a result.”

Hello, what do you think the state does when you ignore at least 4 of those traffic fines, Cory?

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August 17, 2011

A Strong Message Sent To The Vancouver City Council?

by lewwaters

Bill Turlay, Anne McEnerny Ogle, Pat Campbell

The latest results from Tuesdays primary election show that incumbent Vancouver City Council member Pat Campbell losing to both challenger, Bill Turlay and Anne McEnerny-Ogle. I have to admit, even I didn’t think both would beat Pat in the primary, but they have.

Pat Campbell will be gone after only one term on the city council.

Given the contentious nature of the ongoing controversy over matters effecting the city and taxpayers, the largest being the proposed multi-Billion dollar Columbia River Crossing Project, to include extending Portland’s MaxLine (Light Rail) a short distance into the city, it cannot be ignored that voters, who have been denied a vote to approve the project, are sending a strong message to city council, 3 of whom sit on the C-Tran Board that votes in favor of Light Rail.

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