As a war veteran, member of the VFW and former POW for over six years with John McCain in the Hanoi Hilton, I have known and worked with Councilmember Kathy Lambert on veterans issues over the past 20 years.  I have always found her to be competent, engaging, courteous, eloquent and filled with patriotic feelings for all her fellow Americans.

This rabid accusation against Councilmember Lambert being racist is outrageous. Kathy is NOT a racist. It’s amazing how that word is thrown around these days.  If you don’t agree with someone, you’re labeled a racist. This continual name calling being used as a tool each time political correctness is called out has to stop. This is what I call posturing politics at its best.  

Kathy Lambert is a valued, intelligent, well-prepared and hardworking member on the council. She is a unifier, not a divider. And she’s willing to reach out to fellow councilmembers to hear their side of the situation on any issue. 

She’s a tireless worker for her constituents and I would say works harder and longer hours than most anyone else on that council. She is known for 2 a.m. emails and excellent customer service. She has the largest district in area to deal with and therefore has to travel further. 

The radicals know she is effective and experienced and just want her off the council so they can bring in more of their Seattle philosophy to the eastside. And, we all know how well their radical policies work. They’re making a mountain out of a photo rather than looking at the Seattle problems and issues, which they are trying to hide.

We here in rural King County have NOTHING in common with Seattle and we do not want to be represented by someone who will fit right in with Seattle thinking. Just look at who has endorsed her. 

I recall when Dino Rossi was running for election and the radicals tried to paint him as a Mafia boss with their fliers and advertisements. As a second-generation Italian American, I was offended by that. But I don’t ever recall them ever apologizing to the Italian-American community. Kathy should not have to apologize for anything either.  

She will be getting my vote wholeheartedly. I urge you also to vote for Kathy.  Keep Seattle’s deplorable politics in Seattle!!! These days, when anyone disagrees with those who lean to the radical far left, they are automatically labelled as “terrorists” or “racists.”  I know what those words mean. The entire country is in a mode of trying to eliminate any and all who disagree with their radical views. Don’t let them use this heavy tool to deprive us of a voice that is independent and cares deeply about our entire community. 


Joe Crecca - North Bend

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madelinecoats Staff

Hi everyone! Your comments were not removed. I just hadn't seen them on the backend of our site yet. They have all been approved.

To answer the question regarding relevance to Woodinville...Our newspaper also publishes the Valley View, which covers the cities of Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie and North Bend. Since Councilmember Lambert represents District 3, encompassing all these cities, we felt it was important to share this letter.

Thanks for reading!

Michael Tanksley

My simple comment was removed, also. I'm starting to reconsider my subscription to this publication.

Michael Tanksley

This writer wraps himself in the flag as he stumps for the incumbent. What can we really know about Kathy Lambert in this regard?

Public records show that she contributed to both of Trump’s presidential campaigns. Her champion, who never served in the military, had this to say in a live 2015 interview on CSPAN about Senator John McCain, another POW who put in hard time at the Hanoi Hilton:

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

It's hard to find a comment that is more disrespectful of the women and men in uniform. That Kathy Lambert supports such a person is telling as to how she would comport herself in the King County Council chambers if she is re-elected.


My first comment got removed, I don't know why. So I'm leaving it again.

Why are we allowing letters to the editor for the WOODINVILLE Reporter, from people who live in a city miles away from Woodinville?


I'm sorry... Why are we posting opinions from residents of cities who are miles away from Woodinville??

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