Special to the Mountain News:
Next weekend on Sunday, February 18 at the Elk Plain Grange in Spanaway, local Democrats are hosting the party’s first fundraising spaghetti feed in recent memory.
The driving force is their push to “Flip the 8th Congressional District” to blue as part of a nationwide effort to wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republican Party. The current office holder, Dave Reichert, (R), is not seeking re-election, so the contest for his seat is intense.
In addition, other Democratic candidates, such as for Pierce County Prosecutor and Washington State Rep, will be in attendance to solicit votes and network with party faithful.
The following is an open letter from Flip the 8th Committee Chair Bill Harrington outlining the scope and purpose of the shin-dig.
A Message from Bill Harrington, Chair, Flip the 8th Committee:
“Dear Rural Democrats – Exciting News!!
Positive and Fun Political Events are happening in SE Pierce County for Democrats and Democratic candidates – WE LOVE YOU – WE NEED YOU INVOLVED IN 2018!
Next Sunday – February 18th – Democrats Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner
- 4 pm to 8 pm
- Elk Plain Grange
- 21819 Mountain Hwy E.
- By the Post Office!
Tickets are ONLY $10 per person or $15 per couple.
HELP US GO OVER THE TOP!!!
Seriously, we have ticket sales sop far of just under 50 – we need a minimum of 1200 people buying tickets for this event to be a financial success – PLEASE, PLEASE check you r calendar and attend – Sunday is the middle day of a three-day weekend for lots of families – PLEASE HELP make this event a historic happening for Rural Democrats – this is the very first time 2nd Legislative District Democrats have ever organized a sit-down dinner with advance ticket sales. Election 2018 is really different from past elections -0 positive things are happening for Democratic candidates all over America and we need this HUGE SURGE in voter interests to come to our far-out rural Easy Pierce County area. We need a HUGE VOTER TURNOUT on November 6, 2018. We need our Spaghetti Dinner to be a raging success to motivate people to help with voter turnout and win on November 6th.
Aren’t you tired of our three Republican state legislators saying NO – NO – NO to issues you care about? And the same with out Republican County Councilman – and then we know all about DO NOTHING Dave Reichert, our retiring member of Congress. We CAN CHANGE THINGS by getting seriously organized and with a huge voter turnout.
In this election 2018, rural Democrats are poised to ELECT a Democrat to the United States Congress from our 8th Congressional District AND elect a Democrat to the Washington State house of representatives, Analese Feld. Analese will speak at our Spaghetti Dinner, as well as other candidates.
** Special Candidates Appearance at the Spaghetti Dinner:
2018 is our Pierce County election for Pierce County Prosecutor. BOTH candidates are actively campaigning for this office, and are seeking YOUR VOTES – they will also appear and speak at our Spaghetti Dinner. These candidates are Mark Lindquist, the incumbent, and Mary Robnett, the challenger.
2018 CAUCUS NEWS:
Finally, advance notice: Please put Saturday, March 24, 2018 on your political activity calendar.
2018 Precinct Caucus Convention for the 2nd Legislative District Democrats:
Registration is 9 am, and at 10 am the meeting will begin at the Cougar Mountain Junior High School, located at 5108 264th St. E in Graham. This is for Democrats in SE Pierce County only – a separate event will be held for Democrats in the Yelm area of Thurston County. Please bring a financial donation to help us with the costs of sponsoring this event!! More News and details to come later!!
Remember: SPAGEHTTI DINNER – Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4 pm to 8 pm. Dinner to be served around 5 pm.
Please call to confirm you are attending, or offer to help. Help us go over 100 in ticket sales.
Bob Akervick – Eatonville, 253. 677. 4469
Yanah Cook – Roy, 360. 786. 887
Bill Harrington – Graham, 253. 219. 8252
Leeroy Perkins – Puyallup, 253. 209. 2239
Hope you can make this Spaghetti Dinner a huge success! It might even be fun – you’ll be able to talk politics in a safe environment!!!
“Bill Harrington, Chair, Flip the 8th Committee”