For example, his endorsement list (pretty short as it is) only includes one person who lives inside the 2nd LD. Mayor Pro-Tem of Mill Creek?
If you look up his endorsement list on the state voter database (I don't like the source either, but the data is accurate), only one ends up actually living in the 2nd LD.
Now, I'm all for recruiting strong candidates. And, I'm not totally against people moving with the eye of running for office some day down the road.
But, come on. Chuck is moving to Yelm simply to run for office.
Its interesting to note that LD 2 already has a couple of Democratic candidates for that same position. One of whom criticized the state party apparatus for not sending resources down south:
District 2 is known as the “abandoned child” of the State, and it is about time someone has the courage to say so, and declare, “We deserve considerably more attention, respect, and funding!”
If the current popular consensus is that District 2, a rural district, is not that important, I would say, “Where do you think the food you are going to eat for your dinner came from? I will tell you, ‘It came from a farm or a ranch!’”
I am committed to success for District 2, and hold a strong focus for the creation of jobs, protecting the environment, pursuing alternative energy resources, encouraging economic vitality for our farmers, supporting our educators and schools, and requiring accountability for our taxpayers’ dollars.