Remember back to October 2013, when I alleged that millions of public dollars were being funneled into incumbents’ campaigns for port commissioner? Since then, all four candidates involved won by a landslide. On September 25, 2014, the Public Disclosure Commission will be holding a hearing to look into the alleged violations by Tom Albro, John Creighton, Courtney… Continue reading Port of Seattle: Hearing on Port Commission’s misuse of public resources
I came across this at Northwest Folklife today and had to share it. If you haven’t heard of i1329, it is an initiative that aims to give government full control over political spending. While that may sound like a great idea, it doesn’t take a genius to see how this quickly becomes the incumbent protection racket. It’s… Continue reading Get Money Out of Politics… By Spending Big Money?
I took part in my first PCO Revolution phone bank event yesterday, and wow, these guys are great. (Full disclosure: I run a little tech consulting operation that provides database and mailing support services for many Republican liberty style campaigns, including PCO Revolution.) They are all passionate volunteers working to restore the power to the grassroots by informing regular… Continue reading Precinct Committee Officer Phone Bank
Just days before the general election, I accused 4 incumbent port commissioners of misusing public funds. Since then, it has been all quiet from the Public Disclosure Commission, and with the exception of the Seattle Times, the press as well. Now, just days after the election being certified with blowouts for all the incumbents involved, the Washington Public… Continue reading Port of Seattle: Formal Investigation opened on misuse of funds
It seems a somewhat credible news source finally agrees with me on the Seattle Police Department Port Security Grant Network. The Stranger front page story this week is investigating the wireless mesh network! I had no connection with The Stranger story, but I am an obscure blogger investigating the wireless mesh. I made my first request to… Continue reading Seattle Police Cameras – The Stranger joins the fight!
If there is one thing our Port Commissioners are good at, it is on doing things that benefit themselves. If you’ll remember back to March, the port commissioners gave themselves a massive pay raise. Well it doesn’t stop there! Now they have given themselves $2.5 million dollars worth of advertising at the Sea-Tac airport! For comparison,… Continue reading Port of Seattle: Millions of public dollars funneled into incumbents’ campaigns
The primary has come and gone now. Thanks to all your dedication and support I received just over 42,000 votes, more than any other liberty candidate on the ballot in this election. Unfortunately, the results were not as good as expected. I came in just 3% short of second place, the cutoff to appear on… Continue reading End of my port commissioner campaign, Endorsing Pete Lewis
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Yesterday a story broke on yet another downgrade in the port’s bond rating, this time from stable to negative by Moody’s Investors Service. Investors are losing confidence, can we really keep doing the same things we’ve been doing for the past 100 years? We need new ideas, and new leadership to ensure our port is competitive… Continue reading Port of Seattle: Investors are losing confidence in our seaport
Just over a week ago, I was at the Stranger with my fellow Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 3 candidates and the question of minimum wage came up. Both of my opponents are for increasing the minimum wage to $15, but I am not. It’s not because I don’t care about the minimum wage workers,… Continue reading Sea-Tac Minimum Wage: What are we trying to accomplish?