The Apology Is In The Mail

Candidate David Madore, who on July 24 apologized to Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt for putting on a mailer that Boldt “has doubled the size of government during his terms in office” has his apologies to voters in the mail.

Since Boldt has been in office, the county’s biennial budget has decreased from $941 million in 2005-06 to $921 million in 2011-12. The number of full-time equivalent county employees has dropped during that time from 1,760 to 1,640.

So the size of the county government has shrunk, not doubled.

Madore said it was mystery how such a whopper of a lie made it on his mailer.

Madore said today that a mailer will be sent to the same households that received the first mailer. They should arrive between Thursday and Saturday, Madore said.

The primary election is Tuesday, but ballots were mailed out a few weeks ago.

Also, mailers will be inserted in Friday’s Columbian for subscribers who live in District 2 (most of Vancouver east of Interstate 205, plus Camas, Washougal and other areas of east county.)

With a little help, I was able to find the boxes of mailers that will be inserted in Friday’s newspaper. One side of the mailer is devoted to the apology: “Our children and grandchildren are looking at us. When we get it wrong, let’s make it right.” Then he details the mistake.


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