ENUMCLAW...FIRST OF FOUR TOWN MEETINGS BEFORE SESSION STARTS
FANTASTIC TURNOUT! Message: No New Taxes...that is not the way to fix the economy.
There was seating for 60 and the chairs were filled 30 minutes prior to beginning! Thank you Enumclaw for such interest and support. The library room was filled and people stood in the hall looking in through the open doors to the meeting.
This small town in Southeast King County opted to voice their opinions rather than watch the national College Football Championship Game between Alabama and Texas!
And, thank you, Cheryl, for being there to help.
I recognized many people at the meeting and was glad to have newly elected Mayor Liz Reynolds there to say a few words. Cathy Dahlquist, school board president was there.
It was a conservative group. I asked how many viewed FOX news and 90% of the hands went up. I asked who did not want tax increases and 98% went up. More meetings on Saturday.
This has been a busy week getting ready for session. I have spent most of my time in Olympia. Today there was a South Sound combined Chamber breakfast followed by the Sentencing Guidelines Commission where we discussed the changes that will be made in law since the police murders. Monday I attended the swearing in ceremonies at two local cities. Yesterday was a leaders meeting with State School Superintendent Randy Dorn regarding the new education "Race To The Top" federal incentives. Got my hair cut....etc.... It is called gearing up for session.