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Keep judge election local

Letter to the Editor

 


There certainly is a distinct advantage to living in Grant County for well over 46 years. The advantage is knowing a lot of people you can talk to honestly about just everything.

Now this election is a great topic of conversation. The presidential elections just seems to get a rolling of the eyes with a sign of “Be glad when it’s over and done!”

Now the race for Superior Court Judge is an interesting one. Nick Wallace has receive $35,380 in campaign contributions. All but nine of those contributing were our neighbors here in Grant County. Those nine, all from Washington state, gave $32,000.

Estudillo, on the other hand, received $33,784. I estimated (from the Pubic Disclosure Commission report published in the Sept. 28, 2016 issue of the CBDH) that about $19,000 came from people who DO Not live in Grant County. Where do they live? Yakima, Sunnyside, Seattle, Ocean New Jersey, Bothell, Mercer Island, Snohomish, Spokane, Wenatchee, Arizona, Kent, Lake Forest Park, Pasco, Edmonds, Shoreline, Duvall, Port Orchard, Redmond, Olympia, Sammamish, Victoria Texas, East Wenatchee, Bellevue and Kenmore.

Check it out in the Sept. 28, 2016 CBDH!

I, along with many others, are just uncomfortable. Uncomfortable with all these people who don’t live in our community, being able to somehow influence the outcome of “our” county elections. The people of Grant County have contributed over $32,000 toward Mr. Wallace’s campaign. Whereas Estudillo has received about $14,000 from the people of Grant County — and over $19,000 elsewhere.

I have always been in Nick Wallace’s camp as I have known him for over 15 years. He’s a good man. His numerous community services, plus professional career speaks for itself!

The people of “our” county should determine the election, not people from Texas, New Jersey or Seattle!

Joan M. Green

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