As we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I have a dream” speech this week, I find the voting record of Thurston County Auditor candidate Gary Alexander in the State Legislature against civil and human rights issues to be deplorable.
What kind of County Auditor will this man be who votes against basic human rights?
Gary Alexander’s human rights issues voting record speaks volumes:
2006 HB 2661 Expanding Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Commission (anti-bullying) 61-37 NO
2007 SB 5336 Domestic Partnerships 63-35 NO
2009 SB 5688 Anything but marriage 62-35 NO
2011 HB1267 Domestic Partners & Parentage 57-40 NO
2012 SB 6239 Marriage Equality 55-43 NO
Not only an opponent of the most basic civil rights for gays and lesbians, which was widely supported in Washington, in 2007 he even voted against a law affirming the state legal rights of those with disabilities a law that passed the Senate 46-2.
Thurston County deserves an auditor who values the rights of all of its citizens.
Gary Alexander is not that candidate.
– “Alexander has opposed most civil rights measures”
Published in The Olympian August 30, 2013 by Brendon Williams.
– Alexander’s Dep. Auditor Harding “cut from the same cloth.”
Yelm Mayor Ron Harding has also demonstrated his lack of tolerance for his constituents’ rights in using eminent domain to seize water rights from property owners, which devastated that family, and now land from his own citizens, as reported in this week’s Nisqually Valley News.