Thank you all for your continued support! Ballots should be arriving today or tomorrow and I hope you will vote, and vote for me when you do. I have chosen to not visually pollute our community with yard signs this year, and have not buried you with postcards, flyers, robocalls and TV ads. Almost 70% of you supported me in the primary, and I hope I can convince enough of the rest of you that you’ll inch it over the 70% number in the general election. (I still have competitiveness issues.)
Seattle Times: “…incumbent state Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, should be returned to Olympia in Position 1. The House Appropriations Committee chairman delivers a direly needed pragmatic view of the state’s challenges in meeting the state Supreme Court’s McCleary order to fully fund basic education. The Legislature would be weaker without him.”
Municipal League: “Outstanding“, their highest rating.
A long list of groups have supported or endorsed me as well, including:
- Washington Conservation Voters (These guys need a newer picture – I have not had this much hair for a while)
- League of Education Voters
- WA State Labor Council
- WA Education Association
- Seattle-King County Association of Realtors
- NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Planned Parenthood Votes WA
- A host of individual business interests – click here to see the list
I’m proud of the work I’ve done negotiating a balanced budget for the last four years and making some (but clearly not adequate for the court) progress on education funding. We have a super-interesting session ahead of us meeting our constitutional responsibilities for funding education, putting the state, cities and counties on a stable financial footing, and moving forward on transportation. I hope (and intend) to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Again, thank you for your support.