Political Note #159 Kim Schrier WA CD 08

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.

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Political Note #74 Michele Rylands WA SD 31

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...."

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Political Note #65 Lisa Brown WA CD 05

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.

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Political Note #5: Manka Dhingra WA SD 45

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.

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