Letter to the editor: What special interests are working against Sen. Chase?



The effort to defeat Senator Chase in this election has expended over $120,000. A substantial amount of that represents contributions by Monsanto, Chevron, pharmaceutical interests, charter schools, developers, and real estate agents.

They use relentless attacks by The Seattle Times in their effort to to defeat Senator Chase.

Why are they doing this? They expect a return on investment. They want you to hire and pay for someone to work for them.

  • Monsanto probably wants no restrictions on their poisons.
  • Chevron probably wants no restrictions on their fossil fuels.
  • Pharmaceutical interests probably want no Medicare for all.
  • Charter school interests probably want to give your taxes to corporations to use as investment to make profit.
  • Developers probably want zoning for higher density housing so the “value” of your house raises, your taxes raise with that “value,” and you are forced to sell to them.
  • Real estate interests probably want the commission from the sales by owners taxed out of their houses.
  • The Seattle Times probably wants the advertising revenue from all these interests.

Don’t be fooled by the smear campaign: lies, deception, and innuendo. Those funding the smear campaign to defeat Maralyn Chase want money, specifically your money. Some want your home in the process.

Maralyn Chase represents the people of her district and of the state, not the interests that want to take advantage of and make money from her constituents.

Vote for Maralyn Chase, Senator, 32nd Legislative District. She will work for you, not against you.

Thomas White
Mountlake Terrace


  1. I agree completely. In addition, Senator Maralyn Chase has been endorsed by the WA State Democrats. Jesse has not received their endorsement. Jesse Salomon cannot hold a candle to Senator Chase! Jesse lacks Senator Chase’s knowledge and experience and her passionate commitment to the people of the State of Washington. Unlike Jesse, Senator Chase has been endorsed by the WA Democratic Party, the WA Education Association, the WA State Labor Council, the Sierra Club, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. During her 16 years in the WA state legislature, Senator Chase has sponsored and co-sponsored legislation to improve the lives of the people of our state. Two examples are ” A Future of Work Force Task Bill” and a carbon pollution bill. Jesse is not committed to public education. He accepted thousands of dollars in advertising paid for by the “Stand for Children Washington PAC an organization that seeks to privatize education. Jesse is not committed to the environment. He accepted large donations from Chevron and Monsanto (Round Up, Agent Orange and GMO’s).
    Please vote to re-elect Senator Maralyn Chase!


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