From Bellingham to Clarkston, Republicans in Washington State are not only making a difference but providing a voice that is often ignored by Seattle liberals hellbent on out of touch ideological policies that don’t work.

Republican and conservative non-partisan elected officials are presenting fresh ideas and implementing innovative solutions to the most pressing issues in our communities, issues that are largely ignored by the one-party rule of Democrats in Olympia and Seattle.

Let’s start with homelessness and mental health.  Seattle spends tens of millions ($77 million allocated for homelessness in the 2018 budget) to address homelessness and crime but continues to top the charts for worst in the nation in both categories.  Meanwhile communities like Marysville are taking a new approach by pairing much-needed behavioral health services (including embedding social workers with police officers) with a no-tolerance policy on criminal activity.

Pierce County, the second largest county in the state, is led by Republican County Executive, Bruce Dammeier. Under his leadership, homelessness in the county has dropped 9% in the last year due to his prioritizing of increased behavioral health services and strict enforcement of laws.

Then there’s education. While Democrats are concerned with catering to special interest groups, Republicans are putting our students first and making quality education accessible to everyone. In fact, it was Republicans who put a cap on state college tuition so more Washingtonians could afford to receive higher education. Republican led efforts to reform our education system and put student achievement first have been thwarted by a Democratic Party beholden to the WEA.

Moving on to affordable housing – Republicans in Olympia have made affordable housing a top priority and proposed rolling back unnecessary regulations to increase the supply of affordable housing options in our state.  They’ve also suggested reducing property tax rates while Democrats continue to vote to remove property tax caps and push for policies that price seniors out of their homes as they continue to grow government at an unsustainable rate.

Next, let’s talk transportation. As we struggle through our daily commutes in ever-increasing gridlock, Republicans are holding the unelected Sound Transit decision makers accountable. When citizens were being overcharged by hundreds of dollars for their car tabs, it was Republicans who stepped in to defend the taxpayers and right those wrongs.  Meanwhile, Democrats enable Sound Transit CEO, Peter Rogoff to rake in a massive $364,000 taxpayer funded annual salary.

And finally, taxes.  Washingtonians have repeatedly insisted that they do not want new taxes, yet Democrats never tire of finding new ways to make Washingtonians pay including seeking an energy tax, a capital gains tax, a jobs tax, and more – all in just the last year.

It is no secret that Jay Inslee has squandered millions of taxpayer dollars for his longshot bid for the presidency and refused to pay it back. But it isn’t just Inslee who is abusing taxpayer resources. King County Executive Dow Constantine has been using executive security as personal drivers to take him to bars and biweekly haircuts.  Democrats treat government as if it exists to benefit them personally.

While arrogant, elitist Democrats continue to take advantage of the powers of their offices, Republicans are striving for a government that works for the people and a world where public office holders represent the people they were elected to serve.

The Democratic Party has been serving up more of the same for the last 3 decades in Washington. The only thing that is evolving is their elitist, entitled attitudes toward the very people who elect them. The Republican Party is innovating, adapting, and building a better world where all Washingtonians can benefit.

We could point out every inaccuracy in Danny Westneat’s “article”, but it comes down one thing – if he and his Seattle bubble think it’s the Republican Party that isn’t evolving, he’s simply not paying attention.

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Elizabeth Brockman · September 23, 2019 at 9:05 am

The Seattle Times is a liberal rag and we all know this. There used to be a newspaper headed by an African American Seattleite many years ago called “The Seattle Republican”. We need a newspaper like this again. Until this happens, you will be ignored and excluded as the Seattle Times and the Olympian are both journalistic machines for the Democratic Party. So, the only thing that you can really do if nobody wants to start a paper, is to actually pay for full page advertisement space to put your reply in there and make it clear that you had to do this because the Seattle Times refused to publish it.

Charles Wagner · September 23, 2019 at 10:05 am

Thank You. I fled the tyranny of California politics sixteen years ago. Though I’m in eastern WA, I have become concerned over the political climate in Olympia and its influence in Spokane politics. Keep up the good work. I don’t want to move again.

Luann Schrenk · September 23, 2019 at 7:39 pm

I want to find out about making phone calls to help with information. Thanks

Frank · September 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

It’s not rocket science, the Republican Party needs to focus like a laser on the working and middle class. Nothing else matters.

Michel Malter2 · November 26, 2019 at 9:06 am

Where and when do Republicans meet in W. Seattle District?

Charles William Heckman · February 3, 2020 at 12:46 pm

After serving as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam, I was honorably discharged in 1968, and for more than 51 years, I have been denied all employment opportunity in the United States. In foreign countries, I did not suffer any disadvantages because of my service in a war against Communism, and I was able to earn my doctoral degree in Germany and work for many years as a research scientist in Europe and Brazil. I returned to the United States in 1998 on the false promise of employment with the USDA Forest Service, and I learned more about the Deep State than any sensible person would want to know. I hope to be able to give some of my knowledge to those who do not appreciate how important it is for our country as a Constitutional republic to reelect Present Trump and elect a Republican Congress.

Linda Nathan · February 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

The above sounds good, but what’s the party doing about moral issues? Is it taking a strong pro-life stand?

David · March 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Bill 2948 Ending Boeing Tax Breaks may destroy Boeing. The EU already imposes tariffs on many US products. The EU has been largely subsidizing Airbus since its inception and thereby has been robbing Boeing and the US aerospace industry for years, and nothing was done through WA state or the WTO. Now that FAA has delayed ungrounding the already safe 737MAX for about a year, and nearly destroyed Boeing financially, and the Chinese virus is threatening to shut down Boeing production in WA state, the WA legislature is now delivering another blow to end Boeing by ending its tax breaks? Boeing needs financial support from every direction. Tens of thousands of Boeing jobs and pensions are at stake. Retired Boeing Technical Fellow.

damon ford · September 30, 2020 at 3:12 pm

I live in yakima, wa. Forget about the west side of the state, it is a liberal loss. There are a lot of republicans on the east side of the state that feel we have been forgotten. Does President Trump or VP Pence plan on any visits to our part of the state? We need to see that we are a viable part of this election. Help us show our support by supporting us.

Kenda Rae Morgan · January 3, 2021 at 9:46 am

If we can not examine all voting machines it is an illegal election. Please come forward and say so. I don’t want our country to become a communistic nation

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