Reuven Carlyle for State Senate - Democrat

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Thank you for the personal and professional honor of serving as your state senator! It is inspiring to partner with our community to tackle the pressing public issues facing our state.

As a husband, father, entrepreneur and citizen legislator, I’m honored to run for re-election to the State Senate in 2018. I’m running to continue to tackle major ‘systems’ challenges that touch real people living real lives and go to the heart of our quality of life. Our region is exploding with growth and change. Yet our public policy approach to education, transportation, mental health, environment, public safety, affordability and so many other issues too often lag behind our potential.

In my time in the Legislature I have played instrumental roles in raising the high school graduation rate for foster youth, bringing a new level of public transparency and rigor to tax preferences, modernizing higher education finance, cleaning up Puget Sound and our water quality and natural environment, and more. I have worked diligently to provide top-notch constituent services to our district when people need help from state government, and have fought hard for the values of our community.

Our constitutional republic is based on the oxygen of citizen engagement.

I ask, with deep appreciation for the opportunity to continue serving our community and state, for the honor of your vote in 2018.

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Senator Guy PalumboMove the primary from August to either May/June or Sept. Pass motor voter law.

1 week ago   ·  2
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Tina DadismanThey need to take a stand. Quit trying to pander to the people who changed to republican. You will not get their vote. Decide what you stand for and blast republicans for doing nothing more than changing laws to increase profits for the wealthy and large corporations.

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Lisa ZwirnerElection day should be a holiday for all. Make sure our voting system is secure, there are a lot of unresolved hacking issues from our last election.

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Michael LandOutreach to non-English speakers. The areas in the state with the lowest turnout are consistently those with the highest percent of those who don't speak English at home.

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Jesse SmithDraft and present bills, even when you're not the majority party. Make it plain that you have a plan, other than simply opposing the Republicans.

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Sean RobertsDon't make budget deals behind closed doors with no public input and then spring it on the public with no chance to review. Standing up for something instead of just being against Republicans works too.

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Jayson Todd MorrisNew Voter Registrations... Free day off if voted... Automatic Voter Registration...

1 week ago
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Laura KleinhofsTina Podlodowski had some great ideas when she was running for Sec of State: ballot boxes on Native American reserves, sign ups at college registration, postage paid envelopes, etc I realize these are tactics, but removing barriers for voting for those who are willing to vote should be priority #1.

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Shaun BothaAll of the above and loudly and clearly point to the election of Donald Trump as proof of the disastrous ramifications of voter apathy.

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Margaret HellenSpeak directly to the concerns and needs of under paid residents and their families, rural and urban. Be real about what has to work in state and federal finances and taxation. Don't let our massively wealthy corporations get away with not paying into the state public funds. Support pk-12 and (free) postsecondary education. Do NOT say WA is fully funding education when it clearly is not--the (Dem) Governor was caught in a lie, no better than the entire lying R legislature on that issue. That is very, very bad. Be honest, be real, and fight like hell for the little guy, black, brown, and white. Otherwise, why the heck are our state (and federal) reps there?

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Cynthia BakerStand for something other than "Not Republican" or "Not Trump"

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Philip SewellSingle payer health care like the rest of the civilized world.

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Alex BardAround the country, vote by mail, no question. We have that covered in Washington, of course. In Washington, I think it would be nice if the Democratic Party found a way to include moderates instead of treating them as enemies to progress (which I think is a big issue in Seattle where progressives are such a huge majority, I think a lot of moderates feel pushed out or that they're treated as Republicans when really we agree on most things). Automatic voter registration is a great idea, and I think caucuses are dumb and undemocratic, so we should switch to presidential primaries. Truly though, I don't think there is or has ever been a better impetus for Democrats to vote than the current president. If he can't get Democrats to vote, then they're just plain not gonna vote.

1 week ago
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Claudia BestBernie.

1 week ago
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Taylor RolyatElection Day is a holiday and required day off for employers with no recourse to employees. And halfoff UBER rides.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Jeramie RisingerMake voting days national holidays.

7 days ago
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