Endorsements and Supporters
State Senator Mark Miloscia
Pierce County Councilmember Joyce McDonald;
Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus;
Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza;
Auburn Councilmember Rich Wagner;
Edgewood City Councilmember Mark Creley;
Edgewood City Councilmember Donna O’Ravez;
Edgewood City Councilmember Steve Cope;
Fife Councilmember Pat Hulcey;
Fife Councilmember Winston Marsh;
Milton Councilmember Tony Bennest;
Milton Councilmember Jim Manley;
Puyallup Councilmember Tom Swanson;
Puyallup Mayor John Knutson (ret.);
Puyallup City Council Member Steve Vermillion (ret.);
Sumner Councilmember Patrick Reed;
Miles Sand and Gravel;
ILWU (Longshoreman),Local 23;
Operating Engineers, Local 612;
SEIU 1199NW (Nurses);
SEIU 775NW (Long-term Care Workers);
Central Pierce Fire and Rescue;
East Pierce Fire and Rescue;
Pierce County Deputy Sheriffs Independent Guild;
Pierce County Sportsmen’s Council;
Pierce County Deputy Sheriffs;
Wash. Fire Commissioners Assn.;
Wash. State Association of Fire Chiefs;
Pierce County Jail Guards;
Citizens for Better Government;
WA State Public Hospitals ;
United Transportation Union;
Pierce County Realtors;
Pierce County Master Builders;
Rental Housing Association;
Pierce County Affordable Housing Intl.;
Pierce County Sportsmen’s Council;
Associated General Contractors Wash.;
Wash. State Auto Dealers;
King-Pierce Farm Bureaus
ILWU Longshoremen, Local 23;
Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters;
Retired State Employees;
Plumbers and Pipefitters;
Broadband Communication Assn. of Wash.;
Wash. Trucking Association;
Wash. Aggregate and Concrete Assn.;
McDonald’s Corporation; and
many, many individual donors and small businesses.
THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
Pierce County Resident
I would like to endorse Senator Pam Roach for the Pierce County Council. I first met Senator Roach when she reached out to my wife and myself to try and help us create and introduce the Charlie and Braden Bill. The Child Protection System of the state had failed again to protect children under their care. Our grandchildren Charlie and Braden Powell were murdered by their father during a supervised visitation. Their father locked the supervisor/transportation worker outside, attacked them with an hatchet and then set the house on fire killing all inside. The Child Protection System, Department of Social Health Services was working toward reuniting Charlie and Braden with their father, despite clear evidence that he was responsible for the disappearance of their mother. And despite his constant failures to follow visitation rules. The Charlie and Braden Law, which was adopted and passed in Utah, would have prohibited a person under investigation for their spouse’s disappearance, from gaining custody, by making their spouse disappear. Senator Roach drafted and introduced the bill, and we were able to meet and work with her. Senator Roach was always very courteous, but realistic, in the end the bill passed the Senate but died in the House because State budget issues overshadowed it.
Pam was very organized, and clear thinking, and worked hard to bring the bill to the floor and get it passed, it was only when it got to the House, where she had less influence that it failed. With Pam Roach on the Pierce County Council she would be able to be a solid conservative voice in our County. Senator Roach not only has the intelligence but also the drive and integrity to help the Council. She will fight for the community and be a great addition to the council.
“ON HER WORST DAY EVER, PAM ROACH WILL INFINITELY AND ETERNALLY EXCEED CAROLYN EDMONDS, WHO HAS NEVER HAD A BEST DAY, LET ALONE A GOOD ONE.”
Scott Sinclair, News Tribune Editorial
Most everyone who follows my posts knows that, while I now live in New Jersey, my “home” is in Washington state where I lived for 48 years until moving east in 2011. During my tenure there, I was very active in state and local politics and issues, one of which was what came to be known as the Eastside Tent City Wars in King County. That entire brouhaha was fomented by a bungling and incompetent member of the King County Council, Carolyn Edmonds, who, without any notice or consultation with local residents, attempted to locate a homeless encampment on transit-owned property adjacent to the Brickyard Road Park & Ride at NE 160th and I-405.
That it was subsequently discovered that such a use for the property was illegal per covenants in the deed and restrictions that the property be used for transit purposes ONLY showed that Edmonds failed to perform due diligence prior to going ahead with her cockamamie scheme.
That she failed to give advance notice to her constituents as she was cooking up the deal in a backroom at the King County Courthouse says she was more interested in scoring points with the downtown Seattle hard-left activist community than she was in representing the people of North King County.
Because of MASSIVE community pressure, the encampment never made it to the park & ride. Instead, it went up the road a couple of miles to a church in Bothell and thereafter it has bounced around from church to church on the Eastside ever since. For over two years, animosity between local residents wherever the camp went and the stick-in-the-eye attitude of SHARE/WHEEL, the activist organization that ran the camp, resulted in angry community meetings, litigation, countless hours of city and county council hearings and a lot of money getting tossed down the rat hole.
All of this because an inept political hack didn’t do a few political basics to measure the temperature of her constituents and show them respect. Now, after being booted from the KC Council by voters in 2005, she carpet bags her sorry self to Pierce County where she wants to inflict her unique style of damage on residents down there where she is running against long-time state Sen. Pam Roach for a seat on that council.
Admittedly, Sen. Roach is a controversial figure in Washington state politics and has been for years. She’s unabashed, speaks her mind, doesn’t follow “the rules” for politically-correct campaigning and governance and generally is a pain in the ass to liberals and even members of her own GOP caucus.
But on her worst day ever, Pam Roach will infinitely and eternally exceed Carolyn Edmonds, who has never had a best day, let alone a good one.
I say so in this letter to the editor of The (Tacoma) News Tribune. Hope it helps the cause.