Democrat state Rep. Tami Green is taking on Republican Sen. Steve O’Ban for the 28th Legislative District’s state senate seat. There isn’t much to say about Green, other than that she is sadly lacking in accomplishments during her time in Olympia (more on that later), but she does have a lot to say about O’Ban… and herself. In fact, Green has so much to say, she is willing to admit that her legislative priorities do not align with the public’s priorities—let alone those of her constituents—and that her opponent’s priorities, well, do.
Ladies and gentlemen, Rep. Tami Green:
“Senator O’Ban is a nice man, but we just have very different philosophical points of view, to our priorities… My priorities are middle class priorities, clean air, green stuff, and I’m not saying his priorities are wrong, they’re just not my priorities. His priorities are about small government, low taxes, and doing the best you can for business. Some of those things are important to me, too, but they’re not my priorities.”
Yes, by her own admission, Green’s primary priority includes “green stuff.” By “green stuff” we can only assume Green means a gas tax—which she fully supports—and Inslee’s extreme environmental agenda—which she is sure to support the moment he officially presents it to the public.
There you have it, the difference between the Democrat and Republican candidates for state senate in the 28th LD. Green is for “clean air” and “green stuff” while O’Ban is for “small government” and “low taxes.”
For your added benefit, Green also reveals why she believes she is more qualified than O’Ban to hold elected office:
“He was only elected in 2012 to be in the House, so he’s only just finishing his first term, frankly… I don’t think he has enough experience. Typically the pattern in our district has been that somebody serves in the House for a period of time, 10 years or so, and then they go to the senate. When you go to the senate, you need to know where things are; you need to know who’s who. It takes a while to build relationships. Being successful in the legislature is all about building relationships.”
For Green’s benefit, a brief overview—because she apparently needs a refresher—on her accomplishments as a veteran in Olympia verses O’Ban’s accomplishments as a freshman in Olympia.
During the entire 2014 legislative session, Green managed to use all the relationships she built during her 10 years as a state representative to walk the Democrat Party line. By contrast, O’Ban sponsored several bills including a measure that helps protect the rights of foster kids and a bill that allows military members to qualify for civilian license if they meet certain requirements. O’Ban introduced a bill that would lessen the impact of Obamacare in Washington State by allowing residents to purchase plans across state borders, he fought a gas tax increase and Inslee’s moratorium on the death penalty by introducing a bill that would require the governor to meet with victims’ families. O’Ban’s commitment to his constituents and dedication to good government earned him the 2014 Legislator of the Year award from the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police.
So, who do you think makes for the better state senator from the 28th LD?
James XV says
I’m an O’Ban supporter, but using Rep. Green’s productivity during the 2014 Legislative Session, when her husband was injured in a serious accident, as an example of her overall productivity seems a little classless. Rep. Green spent a lot of time away from the Capitol this session.
This woman needs a mental health exam. But hopefully she won’t get one from Jim McDermott (because we all know he’s mentally deficient — and Democrat).
Robin Hood says
When you have no intelligent point, why do you write ?
Jim Ricketts says
Tammie Green, give up the green thing. That is an agenda to loose by. The green thing has little or no validity what so ever. It’s all about satory bucks in reps pockets.
Steve O’Ban! and Monique Trudnowski too
Why are fuel and energy prices rising ?? The answer is solar and wind is very expensive,it not sustainable,nor viable. Thus if if rolling black outs prevail “green” energy looks viable. if fuel and energy costs more,”green” looks cost effective.
Robin Hood says
Why is there inflation ???
So, your theory is inflation is new ??
LMAO @ U ~!!!!
Do you have any idea what ou are talking about ? Who brought up inflation ? America is producing more oil than ever,but the cos at the pump is very high and has been since Obama has been in office. This administration is anti-fossil fuels of any kind.
By cutting production and increased regulation on coal produced energy you make less suply,price goes up. With the government’s heavy subsidies of “green,alternative ” energy which has high costs reducing suply of fossil fuels with increased cost makes the “alternative ” energy look cost effective. Thus shutting down coal power plants increased cost makes “geen” energy cost effective.
The administration as part of the anti-fossil fuel incentive has expoted more refined product . This increased taxes and fees ,making more revenue for the federal government,it also decreased domestic supply. This made the price go up at the pump. keeping the cost high on people trying find a job ,has made “green” vehicle look cost effective,although they are not truly.
Looking back can you cite any “green” issue that has not involved fraudulant data ? Going back to the spotted Owl we have found that the studies were flawed. Switching from paper to plastic,increase costs and was not truly “green'” as plastic does not compost.Now we are switching back. Ethanol made from corn is probaly the biggest. it is expensive to make ,increased food costs and now has been proven to be worse than using gasoline.
Then not not even get into the issue of “climate change” .Looking back in history weather has been and will continue to be cyclical.
Robin Hood says
“Do you have any idea what ou are talking about???”
Blah, blah, blah…..Then not not ……
IRONY, with my morning coffee……
Robin Hood says
Green energy brought us the Tesla & using all the gas reserves in your generation is WRONG !!!