Builders’ Voting Guide
Ballots will be mailed Oct. 15, and employees who work for members of the Building Industry Association of Clark County are receiving something a little extra with their paychecks. (And if you work for a company that hands out “how to vote” fliers with your paychecks, email a copy to me and I’ll blog it.)
According to the BIA’s website, the trade association represents more than 10,000 employees in the construction industry.
Here’s what the BIA put together (for some reason I am unable to post the flier.)
“Ballots are being mailed on Oct. 15, 2012. Please put a copy of this BIA SAMPLE BALLOT in all employee pay stub envelopes during the month of October, 2012.”
“Please vote for BIA endorsed candidates by Tuesday, Nov. 6.”
“The 2012 Elections Will Impact Your Livelihood for Years to Come. Every Vote Will Count!”
Washington Statewide Races
Governor – Rob McKenna
Attorney General – Reagan Dunn
Lt. Governor – Brad Owen
Secretary of State – Kim Wyman
WA Supreme Court #9 – Richard Sanders
Clark County Races
Clark Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 – Joe Tanner
Clark Co. Commissioner Dist. 2 – Marc Boldt
Clark Public Utilities Commissioner Dist. 1- Julia Anderson
Washington Legislative Races
17th Senate – Don Benton
17th State Rep., Pos. 1 – Julie Olson
17th State Rep., Pos. 2 – Paul Harris
18th Senate – Ann Rivers
18th State Rep., Pos. 1 – Brandon Vick
18th State Rep., Pos. 2 – Liz Pike
Liz Pike, the organization’s political affairs director (who, because she’s on the ballot this year, said she did not participate in deciding endorsements) said the sample ballots are included with pay stub envelopes as a method to reach every employee.
The endorsed candidates have been thoroughly vetted by the BIA and are allies of the building industry, Pike said. It’s in the employees’ best interest to vote for the candidates who will support development.
With the exception of Brad Owen, Joe Tanner and nonpartisan candidates, all of the endorsed candidates are Republicans — not surprising. What is noteworthy? The BIA did not endorse any candidates in the blue 49th Legislative District, where the Republican candidates are Eileen Qutub, Carolyn Crain and Debbie Peterson.
Anyone out there who works in a different industry want to share a voting guide? Email firstname.lastname@example.org