Further, Marc Boldt is my brother in law, and I worked for him as his legislative assistant for 6 years while he was in the state house.)
Is it desperation?
Is it self-delusion?
Up until now, Marc at least has been reasonably honest, but this mailer is over the top.
Not only has Boldt NOT "fought for our right to vote," he has gone so far as to publicly OPPOSE a county WIDE vote on the CRC:
Photo by Troy Wayrynen
Passengers board a Tri-Met Max light rail train at the Delta Park/Vanport light rail transit station.
By Stephanie Rice
Columbian Staff Reporter
Originally published March 31, 2011 at 12:26 p.m., updated March 31, 2011 at 7:47 p.m.
On the Web:
“Advisory Vote Smackdown.”
In an exchange that played out over email on Thursday, two of three Clark County commissioners shot down a suggestion by 18th District legislators on how the county could legally craft an advisory vote on the Columbia River Crossing.
A few weeks ago, lawmakers from the 17th District asked commissioners to put an advisory vote on the November ballot, and commissioners said they could not legally have an advisory vote on a matter over which they lack the authority to decide.
This time, Commissioners Steve Stuart and Marc Boldt made it clear they did not even care if what the 18th District lawmakers were suggesting was legal. They went so far as to make fun of the idea and ask if lawmakers, facing the worst state budget crisis in decades, didn’t have better things to do with their time than to send a letter seeking a meaningless vote.
It's despicable that any elected official would call any vote "meaningless." But that Marc Boldt calls it that is just another symptom of his full left tilt. But to claim, in the face of his efforts to silence us and exclude 100,000 of us through the gerrymandered taxing district that he voted for that HE fought for US?
Hardly. In fact, that's actually a lie. And who could forget this master stroke, all, of course, as he fights for us by supporting and campaigning for another tax increase...
I can't speak to anything called "the economic development alliance," because, frankly, I've never heard of it. What I know is that the unemployment rate for Clark County has been double digit for, literally, years.
And his claim about "holding property taxes below 1%?"
Marc raised property taxes the maximum amount for years. And in this case, the maximum amount you CAN increase property taxes is 1%, and Boldt increased them by that amount MANY times.
So... why is he claiming that he didn't?
I freely admit that I oppose Marc Boldt's re-election, just like he's opposed Tom Mielke's election.
There's a reason Steve Stuart and Betty Sue Morris have endorsed him.
And that reason is why I oppose him... like I would any other democrat running for commissioner in these perilous times.
And when I look at the list of those endorsing him now, they're the Who's Who of those scamming us on the bridge, loot rail and tolls:
Jaime Herrera, all the democrat mayors and CRC scammers jamming that crap pile down our throats and Jerry Nutter... who is also supporting and fund raising for Tim Probst against Republican Senator Don Benton (R-17).
And, of course, who Marc Boldt has endorsed:
Note the similarities between those on the list endorsing Stuart and those endorsing Boldt.
Just the kind of endorsements I WON'T support.