Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at
The Inland Northwest Leadership Pac released this press release today that criticizes Spokane Mayor David Condon for his involvement in the “Yes on Prop 2″ campaign.
Mayor David Condon is Criticized
While Investigation Into His Money Laundering Scandal Continues
Spokane – Mayor David Condon and his associates in support of Proposition 2 are playing dirty politics again, stooping low to subvert democracy and promote dangerous and destructive policies.
Condon and his associates are wasting time with baseless complaints against his political opponents of Proposition 2. His claims are particularly hypocritical given the ongoing PDC investigation into his $25,000 money laundering scandal involving the state Republican Party.
Mayor Condon and his City Council allies spend valuable taxpayer time promoting destructive initiatives like Proposition 2. If passed, Proposition 2 will concentrate decision making power into the hands of few – namely Condon and his special interests and political cronies – and further away from the people.
Proposition 2 will make it nearly impossible to provide adequate funding for firefighting, public safety, and other essential community services. Our city faces serious challenges with the budget, public safety, our schools, and other important issues and Proposition 2 will deepen our troubles.
Supermajority initiatives like Proposition 2 produce a series of devastating (un)intended consequences. They allow deep-pocketed special interests and corporations to protect their lucrative tax loopholes. Proposition 2 would cause gridlock on the Spokane City Council and allow less than one-third of the council to obstruct progress and derail the democratic process.
The people of Spokane need David Condon to stop wasting time on dirty politics and get back to the serious business of Spokane.
Monday, April 30th, 2012 at
During David Condon’s successful campaign for the Mayor of Spokane, he prominently displayed yard signs with “non-partisan” written on them.
That was brash for David Condon, a person who is the ex-Depute Chief of Staff for one of the most partisan members of Congress. I am of course speaking of the fact that Condon is ex-staff for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Can David Condon keep is campaign pledge to be non-partisan? So far the news and opinion has been mixed.
Partisan Challenges for David Condon
There are some issues coming up that tend to cleave right down party lines. These include marriage equality and fees and taxes on the poor vs. fees and taxes on the rich. What position will Condon take on these?
Along with Ben Stuckart and others, David Condon has come out in favor of some types of police reform. That set of issues probably does gather more Democratic support than Republican support. However, it does routinely gather Republican support as well.
While Condon deserves a bit of credit for that, police reform is a rather low hurdle to establish one’s non-partisan credentials.
Friday, August 19th, 2011 at
Every voter in Spokane who cares to pay attention now knows that Democrat Mary Verner took ex-Cathy McMorris-Rodgers’ aide, Republican, David Condon to the wood shed on Tuesday for a good spanking. It looks like the final score will be 59% Verner to 33% Condon. McMorris’ machine does not look so powerful.
However, what you may not yet know is that most of Condon’s own neighbors did not even vote for him. He lives in precinct 3164 by Cliff Park. In fact he did worse there than he did in the city as a whole. He only received 30.9% of the vote as of tonight.
Condon . . . I know you are still inclined to raise almost a half million dollars and fill our airwaves with some really hateful political ads over the next few months. You will still lose, of course, but you will have lowered voters’ appreciation for the first successful mayor that our City has had in decades. You will have diminished voters’ pride and confidence in our wonderful City of Spokane.
So I have to ask. Can ya spare us all that and just throw in the towel?