(UPDATE: I have a large number of informational posts about Tim "The Liar" Leavitt, so please read them all.)
I've been watching Leavitt for awhile. I've been watching Pollard since he was running the show at Vancouver Barracks.
The only difference between them appears to be one of age. Leavitt is completely in the pocket of the special interests, like Pollard; totally supportive of the unwanted and unneeded I-5 Bridge replacement with loot rail, like Pollard; and completely opposed to asking us if we want this colossal waste of time, energy and/or money... like Pollard.
Mr. Leavitt, there is NO EXCUSE FOR NOT ASKING US WHAT WE WANT.
None. And because you refuse to put the question to a vote, that makes you the same kind of weasel you would propose to replace.
In this instance, the only question is this: do we want an old weasel or a young weasel?
Where has Leavitt publicly opposed Pollard? How often has Leavitt voted "no" on something Pollard wants?
Folks, there's not a dime's worth of difference between them and both of them stand as an example of the kind of government we deserve.
"Chief" over at Clarkblog.org has a few hundred well chosen words for Mr. Leavitt... and they're worth a read.
January 5, 2009 4:30 p.m.
Jeff Mize, The Columbian
Vancouver Councilman Tim Leavitt, who has talked about running for mayor for more than two years, made it official Monday.
Mayor Royce Pollard and mayoral candidate Tim Leavitt at an earlier event. (Files/The Columbian)
Leavitt, 37, sent out a brief statement Monday afternoon saying he wants to represent all city residents as Vancouver mayor.
He will face 14-year incumbent Royce Pollard, who said he will run again.
In his statement, Leavitt said "It's time to focus in on the welfare of citizens across all of Vancouver, returning to basics at City Hall."
"As mayor, I will fight for the security and quality of our neighborhoods, trim nonessential spending and taxation and improve the business climate to create more high-paying jobs for Vancouver."
Leavitt was appointed to the seven-person council in 2003 to replace Jim Moeller following the Vancouver Democrat's election to the Washington House.