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“Mainstream Republicans enthusiastically endorse Gary because he renews the long tradition of moderate Republicans seeking to bring common sense solutions to the City they love.”

- Michael Vaska, Chairman of Mainstream Republicans of Washington

 

 

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Friday, August 11, 2017 9:03 AM

LAST POSTING

This site will cease to exist by the end of the month but I see I am still getting hits and viewers. By now, you realize I did not survive the primary to move on to the general election.

However, I am still concerned about the direction Seattle is going in and I have set up a blog to continue to discuss it and do what we can to help change things.  You can observe and comment at:

https://www.facebook.com/garysbacktobasicsblog

I hope I see you there.  Thank you. 

Gary Brose


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:42 AM

ELECTION RESULTS

Well, it certainly does appear that the voters have spoken and they don't mind 4 to 8 more years of Tax & Spend.  All the votes are not in yet, but I currently am holding 7th place with 2.4% of the votes.

I apologize to those who placed their trust in me and who supported me through this battle. Although I knew the odds were long, I did believe that we could capture the bulk of the Republican/Conservative vote and make it more of a battle.

I also want to thank everyone who contributed with cash, volunteering, endorsements or prayers. It meant a lot to me and I am sorry that we didn't do better. We had a meager budget to play with but I accept the lion's share of the blame for not reaching as many voters as we needed to.

Don't give up! Keep letting your voice be heard. When we are silent, that gives tacit permission to the Left to do as they will. And always remember, that there is no shame in failing - only in not trying.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits that neither enjoy much, nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

                                  Teddy Roosevelt, 1899


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:47 AM

THANK YOU!

I want to take this time to thank all of you who have donated to my campaign and to each of you who reached out with good questions and your personal endorsements.

I have met people from all over the city and I am impressed with the level of concern they each demonstrate when they are talking about the Seattle they love. Everyone of them has legitimate fears and worries about the direction the city is going in and it has been a sobering experience for me to try to find solutions and represent you all in some way or another.

Tonight we'll find out how the city as a whole feels and who will advance to the general election. I hope that whoever wins will give the voters a true choice so the city can select its own path. Again, thank you all for your assistance, your comments, and your prayers.

Gary


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:09 AM

I-27 allows YOU to vote on Drug Injection Centers

I-27 signatures vault past their mark, on to King County for validation

 
I-27 is a King County Initiative that allows King County voters to decide if drug consumption sites should be illegal in King County. The signature petitions were delivered to King County yesterday for validation. This is a non-partisan issue. A group that is opposed to drug consumption sites, Speak Out Seattle, is working on this. They support needle distribution, expanded services such as counselling, wound care, and access to detox and treatment. They are asking for better prevention for our young people. SOS is a non-partisan group of volunteers working on issues of public safety, homelessness, and drug addiction in Seattle.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the 1,000+ volunteers who worked to get signatures for this petition. It's not easy to talk about this subject, but we need to delve into it with each other, because the drug situation is affecting our quality of life in Seattle. I encourage you to read more and decide for yourself.

The City Council and Mayor want drug injection centers in Seattle. In Vancouver, where this is already happening, a large area covering multiple blocks around the centers has devolved into an ugly, unsafe, open drug-dealing area. These centers are a terrible idea and we need to say NO. We need to support our police, enforce the laws, and get the drugs off the street. Now is the time to say NO - NO MORE!


Monday, July 24, 2017 10:24 AM

Seattle's Japanese Garden

Steve Garber, the President of the Japanese Garden Society of Seattle, met with Gary to discuss the state of parks in Seattle and show him around the Japanese Garden. Our garden, in the Arboretum, is one of the three largest true Japanese gardens (Vancouver BC and Portland are the others) outside of Japan. It is truly a mesmerizing park full of incredible views.



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