Representative Tom Campbell
Photo from Representative Campbell’s official website
Rep. Tom Campbell officially kicked-off his campaign for the 9th District’s Congressional seat, which is up for election in 2010. The kick-off was held at Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup Friday evening, June 5th and was attended by almost 100 people, strong supporters of Rep. Campbell’s bid to serve our district in Washington, D. C.. The evening included complimentary hors d’oerves, drinks, silent auction, prizes, entertainment and music. And, of course, the opportunity to show support for Tom by making a donation or pledge!
The highlight of the festivities included a kick-off speech by Rep. Campbell that clearly demonstrated his love, passion and enthusiasm for public service. Calling himself a proud military man who served his country, he said that actions and deeds are everything to him, and not touting the Party line (Rep. Campbell is a registered Republican). Campbell said he votes his mind using strict moral principles as his guide. Campbell stated that his word means everything to him and when he gives his word to his constituents, they can expect him to do everything within his ability to deliver, as he has aptly proven since his public service began in 1993.
While Rep. Campbell said he would miss the district when elected, he feels the time is right to take his talents East to represent us in the U. S. Capitol. Campbell said he honors and respects the Constitution and he is ready to defend this document’s values against those in the Federal government that have lost sight of their oath to support the precepts laid down by wise people several hundred years ago. That comment brought the collective to a thunderous, standing ovation.
Rep. Campbell and his wife Lynn radiated joy and wonder on what they are about to embark.
A cross-section of the district was in attendance, including Democratic Party Precinct Committee Officers from Yelm and Rainier out in force supporting Campbell’s kick-off. The glaring absence were any officials from the City of Yelm. After all, Rep. Campbell’s efforts have been key in the State Legislature funding Yelm’s Bypass. Without his persistence, influence and efforts, there would be no Bypass funding. This writer was quite surprised that not one City of Yelm official was there to lend support to Rep. Campbell’s Congressional bid.
THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG WISHES REP. CAMPBELL AND HIS WIFE LYNN WELL IN THEIR ENDEAVORS SEEKING OUR DISTRICT’S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT!
Yelm-area Democratic Precinct Committee Officers Jackie Reid & JeanMarie Christenson with Rep. Campbell & Yelm Co-op Manager Florence Vincent
UPDATE: This from The Olympian of Monday, June 15th.