Got a comment back from Michael Normoyle on my list of who's the no-names are running for city council, and he calls my bluff on my claim that he was a partisan staffer for that R of all Rs, Sen. Mike Carrell. So, here are my cards:
My name is Michael and I work for Senator Carrell. I showed him your letter regarding gun control legislation. He asked me to assure you that he is sympathetic to your cause and that he will fight to uphold your Constitutional rights. Also, he informed me that you are not in his district and he urges you to share your thoughts with the legislators from your district. If you need assistance finding out who to contact please visit http://www.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx and type in your address. Thank you for sharing your views and expressing an interest in state government.
(Sen. Carrell's Office)
It is from a post from the Olympic Arms Owners Association online discussion forum. I can't actually voutch for the email authenticity, but the post is from last January, so it would be hard to think of some logic of lying about Michael Normoyle's partisan leanings eight months ago. Anyway, Normoyle's status as a Republican isn't even the topic of the email, it just points out that he works for Sen. Carrell.
"I was a non-partisan staffer for the Senate last session, and not the legislative assistant to Sen. Mike Carrell" and "My name is Michael and I work for Senator Carrell" are two way different things. I realized that being a "legislative assistant" is a very specific job, and that one could work in a Senator's office and not be a so called
Mike didn't add his email, so I'm hoping he comments on this post or emails me back.
Also, if you need to be told why being a Republican of any sort is like a death knell to anyone's hope of being an Olympia City Councilmember, you don't follow politics in