I got this in my e-mail box. I first ran into Rob McKenna when he ran for Attorney General back in 2000 on the campaign trail for Supt of Public Instruction. Now he’s a favorite to be the next governor against Jay Inslee. While Rob can’t beat being as Chinese as Gary Locke (who was Washington’s 2nd last governor before he went to China to host an escaped blind dissident before sending him back to house arrest)
I think it’s great Rob is setting up a campaign office in the International District / Chinatown. As much as I liked John Carlson and Dino Rossi, it’s good to see the GOP finally field a candidate with solid qualifications as AG to run for office, and he’s generally pretty well liked as a moderate who wasn’t afraid to challenge ObamaCare. Most of the Asians in Washington State serving in public office have been Democrats and Gary Locke moved a lot of Asians to the D column, but I think Republicans still best capture the entrepenurial sprit of Asian culture even if Democrats have lured many young Asians to the new culture of Political Correctness and the Politics of Color.
Here’s details if you happen to be in the Seattle area:
- What: Office opening ceremony and open house, Rob McKenna for Governor Seattle field office
- When: Sunday, May 20 from 4:00-5:30pm
- Where: Hay Hing Park (423 Maynard Avenue South, Seattle) at 4pm, followed by a ribbon-cutting and open house at the Seattle field office (601 South King Street, Seattle)
- Featuring: Lion dance performance, speeches by Rob McKenna and community members, and open house with refreshments
(Note to Democrats, if Jay is doing something notable for Asian outreach, I’ll throw that up here too)