I am the first to skip over political issues on social media. I do that because, if a person can't be involved in a grassroots campaign—city council meetings, call or mail centers—then a Facebook rant seems lazy to me.
A young man (a Republican) came knocking on my door Sunday morning. It had been raining hard all of Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Not what I would call a pleasant day to be door knocking—not to mention, it's the weekend.
This young man wants to serve as a legislator in Olympia. Why? Because he is committed to try and make some changes, starting with our youth and education.
There are two Democrats running, and only two candidates will be put on ballots in November.
Paul Graves is a native of Maple Valley and Tahoma Schools. He was named "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" by King County's leading foster care advocacy organization. He is a board member of one of Washington's first charter schools.
Somewhere, somehow, it would be great for us to say, by our vote, that we want someone in office that will try to turn the tide with our youth and our schools. It's a battle that he will get a lot of opposition on. No one person can do this alone.
Every dollar can make a difference. And every vote can make a difference.
P.S. Primary ballots will be sent out this Friday. If you're in the 5th Legislative District, please be sure to vote for Paul Graves. And please consider making a contribution or signing up to volunteer. Paul needs our help!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!