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A8 OCTOBER 29. 2014 ~ GOLDENDALE, WASHINGTON ii H YOUTH ART The Golden Art Gallery HOLDING CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE HARD TIME WHEN REHABILITATION IS NOT AN OPTION Drug Court defendants stipulate to ALL their crimes before entering the program and pay FULL restitution before the program's over. If they don't clean up, it's straight to prison. No trial. No appeal. Rapists and low-lifes preying on children get tough sentences at the high end of their sentencing range, even higher when facts are exceptionally horrifying ~ in one case, over five decades in prison for a decade of brutal rape. taking Gun crimes result in years of consecutive prison terms, weapons out of the hands of criminals who endanger our community while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Over 50 years combined trial experience yields clean trials with convictions upheld on appeal. Criminals who get put away stay put behind bars where they belong. DEFENDING KLICKffAT COUNTY VALUES PA ! D FI )R BY"I't t F C( )M %t I" V I'EI'. 'l'( ) El I:2C l" I _( )RI I | ( )CI'( )R e e e Connected to for Three Klickitat County Generations EXPERIENCED & QUALIFIED ! Dan has 23.5 years of on-the-job experience. He has helped guide the PUD through difficult economic times and complex regulatory environment. Klickitat PUD now has an 'A' rating. i SURE & STEADY LEADERSHIP Under Dan's leadership, ratepayers continue to experience rate stability and reliable electrical service. COMMITTED TO KLICKITAT COUNTY | Dan's family business is deeply rooted in Klickitat County. He understands the needs of irrigators and other ratepayers for long term rate stability. State Representative 14th District Pos. 2 (D) Elections Are All about Change While 1 couldn't campaign as much as I wanted to in scenic and friendly Gorge Country, I soon tapped into the prevailing political mood of the electorate: people want change. It's the same feeling we have up here in Yakima County. People are tired of the status quo. They want to shake off the past and get ready for changes they know are coming. And just like Klickitat County, there are hotly con- entire process would be too wordy to explain here. Who knows how the write-in races will wind up, but they have added more drama and tension to the al- ready restive political scene. In making my final appeal to Gorge voters before the verdict is announced the evening of Nov. 4, 1 will repeat my main campaign message: "Gorge Country needs a seat at the table in the heavily Democratic House of Representatives where tested Courthouse races up here for prosecuting attor- bills and policy issues are debated. It is the majority or ney, sheriff, auditor and county clerk. All are power caucus in the Legislature. This means the 14th Republicans. There are two contested legislative races District will be represented in Olympia by a bipartisan in the 14.th LD and I'm in the one for Position 2 - an delegation - one Democrat and two Republicans - open seat. that truly reflects the political makeup of the sprawl- Add in the two Democrats - Gabriel Munoz and ing four-county District." Teodora Martinez-Chavez - who are running respec- Here is my response to questions about the Me- tively against an incumbent Senator and Representa- Cleary Case: tive in the 15th Legislative District. Before My election will allow me to take part in the delib- redistricting, the 15th included Klickitat and Skama- erations leading to a Legislative Agreement that com- nia Counties. plies with the State Supreme Court order - that fully To me. a telltale indication of widespread political funding basic education is a "paramount duty" of the unease is the fact that three citizens in Yakima Valley Legislature as required by the Constitution. and the Tri-Cities filed late unofficial, but successfui Legislators will have to make difficult choices and write-in camnab,ns: one against a seated county corn- take tough votes to reach agreement. Governor lnslee missioner and two a~ainst incumbent lec, islators, believes that all or most of the required new revenues In short order, the three received more than the nec- - estimated at more than $2 Billion plus - may be essary minimum number of write-in votes and all found by eliminating all tax breaks except those qualified for the Nov. 4 general election ballot. If granted to create jobs - like the one to Boeing. So elected, they would be seated as independents because we'll start there then deeply scrutinize the operations none indicated a party preference when filing, budget to maybe find more. It should be noted that unofficial write-in candidates It won't be easy, but the 147 members of the Legis- do not have to pay a filing lee - but candidates launch- lature will be together for 105 days in Olympia to ing official write-in campaigns must pay the fee. The work things out. Please help me get there. Experience where experience is needed*. Paul George Campaign THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE Fi )R EXPERIEN~ ;E. PO Box 881, Yakima, WA 98907, 509.966-5097. pgerge@yakima'net Paid for by Committee to Elect Paul George