Carolyn Long's was an academic life. If Carolyn Long was political outside the University, it was not visible. 2016 happened. She appears to be one more person energized by the election of Donald Trump.
Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Five Cheers for David Leonhardt, We've met the Deep State 2020 General Election In 2018, thirty-nine Republican Members of Congress decided not to run again. Ducking a blue wave? One of them was Dave Reichert, the Republican Representative from Washington’s Eighth Congressional District. His retirement made Kim Schreier’s candidacy for Congress a little easier. Not easy, though. She won by a little more than 15,000 votes. In preparation for 2020, twenty Republican Members of Congress have decided not to run again. Ducking a blue wave? It is still 2019. Republicans have…
Kim Schrier has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. In astrophysics. Phi Beta Kappa. Her medical degree was from the University of California, Davis. She showed few hints of political interest, let alone ambition. Her interest in health care extended beyond the individual children and families she worked with. The proposals to abolish the Affordable Care Act got her attention. She prepared diligently to meet with her Congressman. She explained what was wrong, even dangerous about the Republican proposals. Her Congressman voted for Trumpcare in committee. Not long afterwards, he announced his retirement. Not long after that, Kim Schrier decided on her own candidacy.
She is endorsed by the local sheriff. She is a 911 Operator and was an MP in the military. Her husband is a federal law enforcement official. She shut down her small oil and vinegar business to run for office. As close as she is to law enforcement, her focus has been education since her children entered school. President of the City of Auburn Council of PTAs, Michelle Ryland says. “Our schools should not be funded by raffles or carnivals or box tops...."
Lisa Brown is another Congressional candidate in what is now a Republican oriented district who does not tout controversial positions. Her website says: Gets It. Done. Lisa Brown has been a leader among Democrats. Initially elected to Washington's House of Representatives, she became assistant Minority leader in her second term. Elected to Washington's State Senate, she became Ways and Means Chair during her first term and Majority Leader not long after that. One thing she gets done is election by her colleagues.
Manka Dhingra is a County Prosecutor and describes her family history as follows: Her grandmother spoke out against domestic violence in India. A great aunt was a UN representative for women at conferences in Beijing and New York. If she is elected Democrats will gain control of the Washington State Senate.