When I ran for this office in 2016, there were a whopping eleven candidates. (You can read about them here.) This time around, I’m one of thirty-seven candidates—more than three times as many.
I think the pigs who run this state recruited as many phony candidates as they could in order to distract attention from my campaign. After all, I’ll probably be the only candidate talking about St. Bill Gates and Jewarchy.
Then again, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, manipulated or not, and there are millions of people across the country who have nothing better to do than run for office.
But let’s cut to the chase: Are any of these candidates worth your vote?
The incumbent (Jay Inslee) and Tim Eyman have more name recognition than all the other candidates combined. They will probably get more publicity in the corporate/Jewish media than all the others combined.
However, neither deserve your vote.
Inslee is a corrupt King County Democrat. He has given Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Boeing and other rich people the same obscene tax breaks they got from Gary Locke and Christine Gregoire.
Tim Eyman is a one-issue initiative drone, and he doesn’t even score well on his key issue (taxes). His promise to not raise taxes sounds cool, but how are we going to make the rich pay their fair share of taxes if we don’t raise their taxes?
A glance at the table below can help us quickly eliminate half the candidates.
|David Blomstrom||*||Seattle||www.governor5.com||Anti-Jewish Activist, Ex-Teacher & Frequent Candidate|
|Richard L. Carpenter||R||Bremerton|
|Loren Culp||R||Tumwater||www.culpforgovernor.com||Republic Police Chief & Army Veteran|
|Cairo D’Almeida||D||Seatac||www.votedrdalmeida.com/about_dr_dalmeida||Psychologist, Union Official & Ex-Construction Worker|
|Henry Clay Dennison||*||Seattle||themilitant.com||Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate|
|Tim Eyman||R||Olympia||tim4gov.com||Anti-Tax Activist & Businessman|
|Phil Fortunato||R||Auburn||philforgov.org||State Sen., Ex-State Rep & Stormwater Management Firm Owners|
|Joshua Freed||R||Bothell||www.freedofgovernor.com||Ex-Bothell Mayor, Real Estate Developer & ’02/’04 St Rep Nominee|
|Omari Tahir Garrett||D||Seattle|
|Elaina J. Gonzalez||I||Wenatchee||—|
|Goodspaceguy||R||Seattle||colonizespace.blogspot.com||Amateur Astronomer & Frequent Candidate|
|Liz Hallock||*||Yakima||newdealwashington.com||Attorney, Cannabis Store Owner & ’19 City Council Candidate|
|Bill Hirt||R||Bellevue||Retired Aircraft Engineer & Frequent Candidate|
|Leon Anon Lawson||R||Shelton||—|
|William B. Miller||*||Kennewick||—|
|Matthew Murray||R||Bend, Oregon||—|
|Dylan B. Nails||I||Colfax|
|Cregan M. Newhouse||NP||Lynnwood||www.cregannewhouse.com||City Consumer Protection Enforcement Supervisor|
|Don L. Rivers||D||Seattle||www.electdonlrivers.com||County Employee, Bishop, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate|
|Ryan Ryals||U||Tacoma||ryanryals.com||Driving School Owner & Community Activist|
|Anton Sakharov||R||Issaquah||www.antonsakharov.com||Businessman & Community Activist|
|Lisa Thomas||NP||Richland||www.faceboo.com/Lisaloni||Nurse & ’19 City Council Candidate|
|Alex Tsimerman||*||Seattle||alexforamerica.com||Business Consultant & Frequent Candidate|
|Cameron M. Vessey||NP||Spokane|
|Brian R. Weed||NP||Richland|
|Martin “Iceman” Wheeler||R||Fall City||www.wheelerforgov2020.com||Firefighter|
|Winston Wilkes||*||Granite Falls||www.facebook.com/winston.wilkes||Aircraft Toolmaker|
|Joshua Wolf||*||Friday Harbor||www.new-libertyparty.org||College Student|
Party Affiliation (P)
D = Democrat
R = Republican
I = Independent
* = Other Party
NP = No Preference
U = Unaffiliated
Roughly half the candidates (18) either don’t have campaign websites, or their sites were too obscure to be easily found. That strongly suggests a candidate who is either new to politics or who hasn’t had much to say about the issues…until now.
They pretty much coincide with candidates that aren’t listed on the website Politics1. Politics1 may not be the best tool for evaluating candidates, but it is one of the few references I found that listed (most of) the candidates.
Two candidates (Lisa Thomas and Winston Wilkes) appear to be limited to Facebook. That’s pretty amateurish.
One also has to wonder about Matthew Murray, who lists his address as Bend, Oregon. Is he another Mary Martin?
Goodspaceguy is probably the biggest kook in the mix. If I was a dictator, I would probably ban him from running for office.
Just six candidates are Democrats. Among them, Jay Inslee will almost certainly get more votes than the other five combined.
|Omari Tahir Garrett||Seattle|
|Don L. Rivers||Seattle||www.electdonlrivers.com|
The only thing worse than a Democrat is a Democrat from Seattle. However, there is one candidate in this list who merits some respect—Omari Tahir Garrett.
A long-time activist, I believe Garrett began as a critic of the Seattle School District, just like me. He scored major points in my book when he clobbered Mayor Paul Schell with a bullhorn, an incident I’ll discuss in my book SeaWA Politix 101.
Fifteen candidates call themselves Republicans, earning no respect from me. Tim Eyman is by far the most familiar, though Loren Culp has received a fair amount of press.
|Richard L. Carpenter||Bremerton|
|Leon Anon Lawson||Shelton|
|Matthew Murray||Bend, Oregon|
|Martin “Iceman” Wheeler||Fall City||www.wheelerforgov2020.com|
Actually, Goodspaceguy is probably better known than Culp.
A certifiable kook, Goodspaceguy has probably run for public office more times than anyone else in Washington State history. He’s probably recruited to make the Republicans look bad.
Goodspaceguy and Anton Sakharov both call themselves Trump Republicans. In other words, Sakharov is as big a kook as Goodspacenut. Nate Herzog, on the other hand, calls himself a pre-2016 Republican.
Phil Fortunato is a senator. But can he beat Goodspaceguy’s name recognition?
About half of these candidates are nearly invisible, suggesting they’re either political newcomers, or they’re running because they had nothing better to do.
A whopping fifteen candidates are not whores for the Demopublican Party.
Three call themselves Independents, while five claim no party preference. Ryan Ryals declared himself unaffiliated, which probably means about the same thing.
|David Blomstrom||Fifth Republic||Seattle||www.governor5.com|
|Craig Campbell||No Preference||Tacoma|
|Henry Clay Dennison||Socialist||Seattle||themilitant.com|
|Elaina J. Gonzalez||Independent||Wenatchee|
|William B. Miller||American Patriot||Kennewick|
|Dylan B. Nails||Independent||Colfax|
|Cregan M. Newhouse||No Preference||Lynnwood||www.cregannewhouse.com|
|Lisa Thomas||No Preference||Richland||www.facebook.com/Lisaloni|
|Cameron M. Vessey||No Preference||Spokane|
|David Voltz||Cascade Labour||Spokane|
|Brian R. Weed||No Preference||Richland|
|Winston Wilkes||Propertarianist||Granite Falls||www.facebook.com/winston.wilkes|
|Joshua Wolf||New-Liberty||Friday Harbor||www.new-libertyparty.org|
Henry Clay Dennison replaces the kooky Mary Martin (who ran in 2012 and 2016) as the token socialist. As much as I respect socialism, the candidates who call themselves socialist in local elections are anything but. Take the Seattle City Council’s Kshama Sawant—please.
Continuing a pattern, half of these candidates are nearly invisible.
Regrettably, I haven’t had time to research all these candidates in detail. I’ll add a few more notes as the election progresses.
One candidate who caught my attention is Joshua Wolf. At the age of twenty-one, I doubt that he’s qualified for the job.
However, Wolf is speaking out boldly about some provocative issues, including sex trafficking. That’s an issue that has somehow even flew under my radar. Maybe I was too preoccupied with the child abuse that is rampant in our public schools.
At any rate, I’ve added sex trafficking to my list of issues, and I thank Joshua Wolf for waking me up.