13th Legislative District (GOP)
Representative Matt Manweller, 13th Legislative District, Position #2, has decided to suspend his campaign for reelection and has pledged to resign, if he wins his race. His name, obviously, will remain on the ballot and the Republicans in Lincoln, Grant, Kittitas and Yakima counties are working hard to successfully reelect him so that another, conservative Republican can be appointed to fill his vacated seat in Olympia. Danny Stone of Almira is actively seeking that appointment which will be made by the county commissioners of those four counties should Mr. Manweller be reelected and he fulfills his pledge to resign. The Republican Central Committees of those counties are gathering the names of interested individuals at this time and Danny Stone has notified them of his intentions. He will be asking for their support and then is hopeful he can convince the county commissioners that Danny Stone is the person that should represent the interests of the 13th Legislative District in Olympia.
I heard something like this once upon a time, “The bigger the government, the smaller the people.” Is that how you feel? It seems to me there is way too much power concentrated in our halls of government. Its time more of those in government really listen to the concerns of our citizens. I believe the people and their elected officials need to actively oversee the actions of our unelected bureaucrats. Too many times it seems the bureaucrats are in charge. As the people’s representatives, legislators are elected to uphold our state’s constitution and support this constitutional republic we call America. In doing so, politics must be transparent, responsive and guided by wisdom. I want to represent these values to the voters of the 13th Legislative District.
I’ve served as a Republican Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) in both Lincoln and Grant Counties. I was a county legislative chair in Grant County and for most of the past two years have served as the Chair of the Grant County Republican Party. That role also means I served on the Washington Republican State Committee. I was also a delegate to the most recent state Republican convention in Pasco. Serving as a PCO has been my only elected office, so if you want to choose a career politician, don’t select me. I believe we actually need more of what I'd prefer to be called, a citizen statesman. I felt some time ago that it was time for me to be more a part of the solutions our state (and country) needs instead of simply complaining about problems. So I became more actively involved. If you're concerned about my "lack of political experience," be assured I consider myself a quick learner and plan to jump in with both feet and make a difference. I've studied and discussed crucial issues affecting our nation and our state for many years. I've worked on a GOP platform committee and have helped draft policy and resolution statements on important issues. I understand my conservative values and I'm not afraid to articulate them. I'm also not afraid to ask questions and press the right people for answers. Too often it seems folks in positions of influence act like they know it all. Well, I don't and I'm willing to admit it when I don't. By the way, when I see some of the things that come out of Olympia, I often think we need a little more common sense there than we need "political experience." Additionally...you can trust that I don't plan to rust away in old age doing this, but I plan to give it my best for the time I'm to serve. If the voters are pleased enough to vote me in again, I would schedule at least two terms. Let me be clear, I don't need this job. Some seem to need position or power or prestige. I think I'm pretty much past that. I have a full life and am very involved in things I deem very significant both here and abroad. By the way, one of those is being a good grandpa to my four grandkids (plus one on the way). But I feel strongly that I should pursue this postion at this time and I hope you will support my willingness and heart to serve the 13th Legislative District and our state.
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