Tanner calls out Mielke for false statements

While I was just looking at the pictures in Commissioner Tom Mielke’s four-page advertisement, Mielke’s opponent, Ridgefield resident Joe Tanner, was reading the words.

Tanner wrote this today in response to the claims made in Mielke’s ad:

“Almost every statement regarding my record and positions on issues was false. On many of these points Tom sat next to me in candidate forums and knows very well my positions. An example is that his insert stated that I ‘support additional tax increases for light rail (Prop 1)’. I have repeatedly stated my opposition to Prop. 1, and stated that I will vote against that measure. Tom has heard me say this numerous times.”

Tanner made other clarifications:

  1. The statement that I oppose manufacturing jobs is just plain ludicrous.

  2. At several forums that we have both attended, I stated that I support Bus Rapid Transit (rather than light rail) to satisfy the Federal requirement for high capacity transit.

  3. I have never once stated support for tolls.

  4. I have never been President & CEO of a company that filed bankruptcy.

  5. I have not been endorsed by the National Sierra Club.

Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice

I cover Vancouver city government. Reach me at stephanie.rice@columbian.com or 360-735-4508.

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