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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 2 



Goodspaceguy



Goodspaceguy


Education: University educated in Germany, Sweden, and America, Goodspaceguy earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (economic minors.)
Occupation: Business Owner Goodspaceguy: “Make improvements in our competitive, free market!”

Statement:

You the people of King County are the owners of the Port of Seattle, a governmental business, which you subsidize. Are you getting the prosperous King County that you want? Improving the economy and increasing jobs are goals of the port, so let’s make it easier for the long-term unemployed and the homeless and the many, many beggars to get jobs somewhere. These problem people aren’t being hired. The job-destroying minimum wage is forbidding them to work.

 

The minimum wage law produces unemployed people and homeless people and beggars who pester you and even criminals. We should abolish the job destroying, life-destroying minimum wage and return to supply and demand to set wages and prices. The effect of the minimum wage is to tell poor, unemployed problem people that they may not work. Abolish this unjust law which forbids work for problem people. Defend the right of free problem people to sell their labor at their low market rate. With more people working, problems decrease and the living standard rises. As we work for each other in our exchange economy, prices are largely determined by wages. By abolishing the minimum wage, we can get increased employment and increased production, which will raise the living standard and will lower prices.

 

Please study economics and listen to radio talk show hosts and read the news. When you vote for big spending candidates, you are voting to increase the waste. Big spenders become big taxers. The bigger the government, the bigger the waste. Government grows. Allocative efficiency falls. Blowing up the people’s Kingdome was wrong. Big taxers who you have elected have not implemented Goodspaceguy’s small government program. Warning: There are several people (some brilliant) who have been writing and producing under Goodspaceguy’s name. Increase election excitement; mail voters’ guide pamphlets early.



For more information:

10219 9TH AVE S
SEATTLE, WA 98168
(206) 601-8172
goodspaceguy42@yahoo.com
www.colonizespace.blogspot.com

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Courtney Gregoire



Courtney Gregoire


Education: Graduate of Olympia High School, Willamette University, and Harvard Law School
Occupation: Microsoft Counsel, Former Deputy Chief of Staff US Commerce Department

Statement:

It’s been my honor to serve as one of your Port Commissioners for the last two years.

 

I ran for office to ensure that we have quality jobs at our port, protect our precious environment, and strengthen our region’s international competitiveness. 

 

Growing Jobs and Regional Competitiveness

 

I want the Port of Seattle to be a place that respects all the women and men who work there. That’s why I led our quality job initiative to raise the standard of living for airport contractors, enable every employee to grow in their careers and better serve the people of our region.  

 

For too long, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma were locked in race-to-the-bottom competition harming our region and state. In 2014, we launched the landmark Northwest Seaport Alliance and proved that collaborative leadership can get things done. This historic new partnership will ensure that our state’s largest two ports will work together to move Washington products around the globe and support good-paying jobs here at home.

 

Protecting Our Environment

 

Environmental protection is vital and remains my core priority.  We have made smart investments at SeaTac Airport and, in 2014, our airport was the first in North America to win a carbon emission award for reducing emissions by 8% in 3 years.  The Port must keep its commitment to cleaning up Puget Sound and the Duwamish River.

 

Moving Forward

 

But despite all of these accomplishments, there’s still much work to be done. We must continue to grow and improve SeaTac Airport, expand workforce training opportunities in the maritime and aviation sectors, and fulfill my commitment to make the Port an environmental leader.

 

With your support, we can continue to meet these challenges.

 

My husband Scott and I live in Seattle with our two daughters.  I would appreciate, and ask, for your vote.



For more information:

119 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH, SUITE 320
SEATTLE, WA 98104
(206) 395-6506
courtney@courtneygregoire.com
www.courtneygregoire.com

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John Naubert



John Naubert


Education: Built protests against the Vietnam War at Tacoma Community College
Occupation: Unemployed electrical wire assembler

Statement:

The Socialist Workers Party campaign stands for the interests of the working class against the crisis of the capitalist system.

 

The fight of the Black Community in Baltimore against police brutality made it impossible for the authorities to sweep the killing of Freddie Gray under the rug.

 

I support the fight by the ILWU on the docks, Los Angeles port truck drivers for a union, Menzies contract workers fighting for $15 an hour and a union at Sea-Tac airport. McDonald's and Wal-mart workers are part of the same fight. Rail and oil workers demand safe conditions on the job and in surrounding communities.

 

The controversy around Shell oil needs to be explained from a working class point of view.

 

The toilers of the world need electrification, from the U.S. to India. We need light after dark to advance education, culture and political struggle.   The reality is that coal and oil are not going away anytime soon.

 

The fight for more electrification around the world under capitalism must be coupled with a battle for workers control of conditions on the job to protect both land and labor.

 

Today’s struggles reinforce each other. The farm workers and oil workers support each other in Skagit, County.

 

Democrats and Republicans and “independents” who trail after them, aim to corral us into bourgeois politics. We need a labor party based on our unions.

 

We can look to the example of Cuba, where ordinary men and women, took power out of the hands of the capitalist rulers, changing themselves in struggle, and reorganized society based on human needs, not profits.

 

My campaign is about building a fighting workers movement that ultimately takes power out of the hands of the capitalist class.

 

I encourage you to read the socialist newsweekly at themilitant. com



For more information:

5418 RAINIER AVE S
SEATTLE, WA 98118
(206) 323-1755
SEATTLESWP@QWESTOFFICE.NET
www.TheMilitant.com

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