Posts tagged ‘State Senate’

October 26, 2012

Tim Probst, Lies and Deception Is Not What Washington State Needs

by lewwaters

Tim Probst and Sen. Don Benton

There is little doubt how the Washington State Democrats have pinned all hopes on former 17th Legislative District Representative Tim Probst to steal the State Senate seat held by Republican State Senator Don Benton for the past 16 years in order to retain the destructive majority that has led our state into such economic gloom we still see.

Clark County, where a large portion of the 17th district exists remains in its 4th straight year of double digit unemployment while these same deceiving Democrats continue to push for higher taxes and enabling more people to depend on welfare & food stamps.

We have focused on false and misleading claims by Tim Probst and PACs pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into attack ads designed to make the voters believe Don Benton is the worst person ever born, while trying to make Tim Probst appear like a sweet little angel.

He isn’t. In fact, he is far from it. Don’t let the boyish face and smirk fool you.

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August 4, 2012

UPDATED: Where Did Tim Probst’s Pledge of a “Clean Campaign” go?

by lewwaters

Tim Probst and Sen. Don Benton

It’s no secret that the Washington State Democrats have wanted rid of 4-term Republican State Senator Don Benton in the 17th Legislative District as he has been one of the most outspoken opponents to their agenda of taxing citizens to death and empowering public unions, not to mention forcing Southwest Washington to accept Portland, Oregon’s financially plagues light rail into our community and state against our will.

They have placed their hopes in 17th District Representative Tim Probst, the boyishly faced 2-term Rep who has been carefully crafted to appear as what he is not, as I explained in the post, Why Won’t Tim Probst Take A Stand On The Largest Issue Facing SW Washington?

Tim Probst enjoys hiding his true nature behind his boyish face and in spite of a history of pledging “clean campaigns,” his past 2 elections have shown he stealthily engages in negative attacks ads, even to the point of copyright violations, as was acknowledged to me in email with Columbian editor Lou Brancaccio back in October 2010.

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August 6, 2008

Tom Langston Endorsed By Clark GOP to Oppose Pridemore

by lewwaters

Tuesday evening, the Clark County Republican Party Central Committee Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse the Write-In Candidacy of Tom Langston against incumbent Democrat, Craig Pridemore, for the 49th Legislative District, State Senate.

Pridemore has been unopposed until now.

Due to the late date, Langston must be written in on your August 19th Primary ballot. He must receive 1% of the votes to proceed to the General Election.

Clark County GOP Chairman, Ryan Hart said, “We are very excited about Tom’s write-in campaign. Tom is a leader and a very hard worker. He will be a great candidate and we are happy to have him on our team.”

Tom wrote a letter himself saying,

Dear Friends,

I just returned from a three day Missions trip with my church to Chehalis Washington . We were helping the Pantoja family with their recovery from the devastating flood of last December. We are working with Foreward Edge International to help the family repair their home. FEMA and their private insurance denied them coverage. I spent the weekend working with a great group of volunteers to restore the family’s kitchen and roof to working order.

As my wife and I read through the ballot last week, I was distraught over the 49th district Senate seat. There must be someone here in Vancouver to run against Craig Pridemore. The citizens of Vancouver deserve a choice! My wife suggested I write myself in. I did, and then I spread my wife’s suggestion to as many people as I could before I left for my Missions trip.

A major strength I would bring to the State Senate is my successful experience as a small business owner. I have campaign volunteer experience, a desire to work with the residents of Vancouver , and the ability to effectively implement conservative principals and goals. I feel that my 17 years in the private sector, ability to assimilate new ideas and concepts, and dedication to achieving goals have prepared me for this opportunity.

Since I was very young, I have been interested in politics. I would welcome the opportunity to represent the 49th district in the State Senate and look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Tom Langston

Remember to write in Tom Langston opposite Craig Pridemore. Let’s get some conservative representation in Olympia.