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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.



Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:04 AM

Jinyoung Englund fundraiser

     

Last night, on the 19th, there was a fundraiser at the home of Rob McKenna in Madrona, for Jinyoung Englund, who is running for the State Senate in the 45th District. She is a very bright and capable woman and we need more like her in Olympia. For that matter, we need more like Rob McKenna in politics as well!


Monday, July 17, 2017 4:21 PM

The West Seattle SummerFest!

      

 

                Gary's SummerFest intro

   At the West Seattle SummerFest on Saturday the 15th, 17 candidates for Mayor had an opportunity to "quickly" express their views on multiple issues from traffic, to taxes, to affordable housing and much more. Great opportunity for everyone to hear from the candidates and form their own opinions. Turn your volume up a little bit and click the link above to hear Gary's ever-so- brief intro.

Great food, great people, lots of excitement and a fantastic time!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:50 AM

THE SYPP EVENT

         

This is the community garden at the Beacon Hill location of the Seattle Young Peoples Project. While there for a forum, we all got a quick tour of the "pea patch" and even a taste of some exotic fruits. The kids are growing all kinds of vegetables and fruit there.

Seattle Young People’s Project is a 25-year-old grassroots community-based organization creating space for anti-racist and intersectional feminist youth-led, adult supported community organizing. We are based in the Beacon Hill neighborhood out of the Black Power EPICenter Cooperative, a collective space ran by People of Color-led community groups. SYPP fosters opportunities for youth to form friendships, engage in community organizing, and work on our farm, Nurturing Roots.

On Monday, July 10th, Gary and 5 other Mayoral candidates met with this impressive gathering of young people who want to be more active in politics and work hard to improve their city. They sponsored a lively forum with many a tough question. Afterward, Gary said, "These were incredibly sharp young people who care a lot and it shows. If this is where our future lies, I think we can rest easy."


Friday, July 7, 2017 9:24 AM

The Pat Murakami Event

                   

Last night, in the SODO area, Gary attended a rally held by Pat Murakami at the MetroList. There was a strong turnout and some outstandingly strong testimonial speeches by multiple supporters and friends.

Pat is a fine candidate for Position 9 and Gary supports her all the way. She would be a fine addition to our council and would bring fresh ideas and an analytical mind to city politics. Vote for Pat. You'll be glad you did!


Friday, June 30, 2017 4:39 PM

GARY BROSE FOR MAYOR - FIRST ELECTION AD

Seattle, WA - The Gary Brose for Mayor Campaign released a preview of their first TV ad of the primary election.

The video highlights Gary's focus on solutions to relieving traffic congestion, getting people off the street, and providing relief from City Hall's tax burden.




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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:09 AM

Gary on the Kirby Wilbur show

            

 

Gary was featured on the Kirby Wilbur show on 570 KVI today. Kirby has worked on political campaigns, for the King County Assessor and owned his own real estate appraisal firm, Liberty Consultants. He is the voice of responsible, conservative government in Seattle and you can hear him five days a week from 9am to noon on KVI.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:20 PM

Gary speaks at Kenmore conclave

          

On Monday night, Gary had the opportunity to speak at Paul Hess's Hacienda as Paul hosted the 8th Annual Beginning of Summer Potluck and Candidates Forum at his Kenmore home. All the Seattle Republican Legislative District Chairs were there along with dozens of PCO's and members. Over a hundred people enjoyed a fine meal and a chance to mingle with the candidates.

Gary spoke about his top priorities including frugal cash management of the city budget, ending the war on cars and smoothing out traffic, and dealing with helping the homeless. He reminded everyone that the Republicans need to get the vote out - that we can't win if we don't have a pony in the race. To which he added, "That'd be me. I'm your pony. Saddle me up and let's win this one!"


Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:08 PM

Gary meets with the 34th District

                 

On Wednesday night, June 21st, Gary appeared at the 34th District Republican meeting and discussed his main points and priorities for the city.

After his speech, there was a spirited discussion, led by Chuck Rangel, the District Chair, and then a series of questions asked of Gary and the other candidates. Dems and non-republicans attended and no stone was left unturned.


Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:52 AM

Memory Loss is not a deterrent to these people!

           

On Wednesday, June 21st, Gary met with Kaitlyn Overstreet, who is an intern working with Marigrace Becker, the program manager for community education and impact at the memory and brain wellness center. They are working with those suffering from memory loss and/or dementia.  While there, Gary met a dozen members of an eight-week study that explored memory loss issues and worked with the participants to make sure there were avenues open which allowed those afflicted to still be contributing members of society.

During the meeting, Gary viewed a video made by the participants expressing their issues and concerns and then he fielded questions about how Seattle can better interact with seniors who are afflicted with memory loss.

Gary said, "It was incredibly uplifting. Facing a difficult road ahead, everyone I met was upbeat and unafraid. These are incredible people who still want to be contributing members of the community and they are doing it every day. We just need to do a better job of remembering they are here and they have a wealth of knowledge they are still eager to share."

 


Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:44 AM

11th Republican District Meeting

            

On Tuesday, June 20th, Gary met a good crowd of citizens attending the 11th Republican Legislative District at the Renton Firehouse and had a productive evening. Hosted and run by Chair, Joe Pratt, the meeting was run on time and inclusively.

Gary spoke for 12 minutes outlining his candidacy's highest priorities (Seattle finances, traffic problems, and dealing with creating a safe city) and then took questions from the crowd.


Monday, June 19, 2017 10:05 AM

Mainstream Republicans Endorse Gary Brose

Seattle, WA - The Gary Brose for Mayor campaign is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington. After the announcement Gary Brose, Seattle mayoral candidate, issued the following statement:

"Being an independent thinking Republican, I am grateful for the endorsement from the Mainstream Republicans of Washington,” said Brose. “Over the last decade we have seen political discourse take a turn for the worse. In all levels of government, politicians are too busy picking ideological battles rather than fighting the battles that need to be fought like homelessness, transportation congestion, taxation and public safety. As Mayor, I will represent everyone in Seattle.

“The Mainstream Republicans of Washington have always supported forward thinking, and I appreciate their acknowledgement of my achievements and I am thankful for their support.”

Michael Vaska, Chairman of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, said, “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.”


Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:48 PM

Meeting with the Ballard District Council

                        

Gary attended the Ballard District Council meeting on June 14th to hear discussion of the last link of the Burke Gilman Trail. The WSDOT explained the status of the plan and citizens commented and asked questions. The temperatures rose a bit as the last leg is a hot topic.

There still seem to be safety concerns - mostly regarding the interaction between the constant flow of trucks and the bicyclists.

"I believe this will get done within the next few years but I would love to see us be able to do it without sacrificing a lane for car traffic. The bikers have been patient, waiting for a solution, and we need to make some final decisions on this, but safety comes first and we need to convince ourselves that we've considered all possibilities. When I am Mayor, this WILL get done in my term."


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:17 AM

Candidates Forum at Horizon House

14 Candidates appear at the Horizon House Forum

 

As is customary, the Horizon House Retirement Community hosted a forum for the candidates in the mayor's race to introduce themselves and speak to issues.

Gary was there and had an opportunity to address five or six issues and make several statements about his campaign. "What a great crowd we had waiting for us and what an incredible facility they have there. The staff and volunteers did a remarkable job of organizing and managing the event," Gary said.

The two hour event was managed by the residents themselves and they demonstrated their concern and sincere desires to hear all sides of the issues.

 


Monday, June 5, 2017 10:36 AM

Commemmorating Tiananmen Movement

Gary visited with the citizens of the Chinatown/International District Sunday evening at the House of Hong on 8th South in Chinatown.

                             

Ms. Huanjun Li told her very moving story of facing oppression and violence in China, losing her home, being thrown in prison and eventually gaining a visa to the US and embracing her new home in the West. The crowd listened to the horrors she faced and shared a fine meal together.

Gary said a few words of praise for the Chinese Democracy & Human Rights Alliance and their struggle to bring these atrocities to light. It was an evening that enlightened us all - and far better for honoring the bravery of Ms. Li and avoiding local politics.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 2:04 PM

Speaking on the Eyes on Washington Show!

Gary spent some time on the Eyes on Washington show on AM1590 THE ANSWER with hosts Doug Basler and Marty McClendon yesterday, May 31st.

Those guys are funny! You need to tune in as they discuss local and national politics with a great mix of seriousness and whimsy. Sort of exactly what politics deserves these days.

Check out their website at http://www.eyesonwashingtonmedia.com/ and you can view past shows within a few days after airing.

I'll be visiting with them again for more time within two weeks. Wacky guys, but totally dedicated to "Finding the Answers!"

 


Monday, May 29, 2017 3:55 PM

Gary meets with 36th District

  May 25th, 2017

Gary Brose met with the 36th District Republicans on Thursday, the 25th and stated his reasons for running for Mayor and what he believes in. After the meeting, Gary met with several of the attendees at the Magnolia Village Pub where they had a lively discussion about the impact of driverless cars, city finances, and the NHL Playoffs.


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