Archive for February, 2013

Candidate Mark Hamilton Ineligible for Spokane City Council?

2005-06-07 23.58.22Conservative candidate Mark Hamilton is finding out that there is more to winning and loosing elections that just the vote count on election day.  Often times it comes down the details of the law.   In fact, Hamilton could lose his race for the Spokane City Council against sitting Councilwomen Amber Waldref months before the first ballots are mailed.  It looks like Mark Hamilton is not a legal resident of the City Ward in which he is running to represent.

The picture to the right is the house in which Mark Hamilton is presently residing. The problem for him is that he has only been there for a few months . . . not long enough to meet the eligibility requirements to run for office.  (The story is also being covered at EWPolitics on this page). Read the rest of this entry

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State Rep. Marcus Riccelli First Few Weeks in Office

Washington State Rep. Marcus Riccelli just sent out his first email newsletter to his constituents on February 7.  He comments on one of the bills he introduced this session and the growing healthcare sector in Spokane. Read the rest of this entry

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Matt SheaWashington State Representative Matt Shea (R) of Spokane Valley wants to change how the State divides up its electoral college delegates for the U.S. President.  Currently, the majority winner of Washington States’ popular vote gets all the delegates.  Matt Shea wants to divide the electoral college delegates between Eastern and Western Washington.  Shea’s idea would likely benefit Republican candidates since Democratic candidates for President usually win the majority of popular votes in the State of Washington and Republicans usually win the majority of votes in Eastern Washington.  Read the rest of this entry

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