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The Islands’ Sounder: Local Democrats Endorse Lapointe

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(The following was originally published in The Islands’ Sounder.)

The following was submitted by the San Juan County Democrats for Orcas Island.

In the race for Washington State’s 2nd Congressional District seat, the San Juan County Democrats have voted to endorse independent Mike Lapointe over incumbent Democrat Rick Larsenin the Aug. 5 primary election.

In a unique attempt to include as many county Democrats as possible in the endorsement process, the San Juan County Democrats held separate endorsement meetings on July 26 and 27 on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands. Both Mike Lapointe and Rep. Larsen were invited. Mike attended each of the three meetings, while Rep. Larsen did not attend nor did any of his surrogates. In total at these three meetings, the vote was 50-0 to endorse Mike Lapointe.

The main factors in this decision were the incumbent’s failure to adequately address two of the primary concerns of the citizens of the San Juan Islands, namely the potential negative environmental and economic consequences of building the Gateway Pacific Terminal coal export facility near Bellingham that will ship massive amounts of coal through our county’s waters, as well as the quality-of-life and health-destroying noise of the Navy’s Growler jets based on Whidbey Island.

San Juan Journal: Why I Like Mike…Lapointe, That is, For Congress

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(The following was originally published in the San Juan Journal.)

By Tom Munsey

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal in Bellingham and the growler jet noise on Whidbey Island are issues that make us angry.

We wonder why no one in a position in authority is addressing them. Now is our chance to install someone who will do something: Mike Lapointe, independent candidate for Congress

Mike Lapointe is an independent from Everett. Mike has been a machinist and a union officer with the Electrical Workers Union, he has worked at a shelter for teens, he was involved with the Occupy Movement, and he is currently co-owner of a wonderful coffee shop in Everett called the Firewheel.

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