McKenna launches political website

  • By Jerry Cornfield
  • Monday, June 3, 2013 11:01am
  • Local News

Republican Rob McKenna may be out of political office but he’s not done with politics.

Today, the former attorney general and GOP candidate for governor launched a new political website which he describes as a place where people can keep track of him and his wife while debating ideas for improving the way state government operates.

“Our purpose is to look for and then publicize examples and ideas that will make our state government smarter – because a more efficient and less expensive government will allow your tax dollars to go to the state’s highest priorities, starting with public education,” McKenna wrote in a blog post.

McKenna, who lost the 2012 race for governor to Democrat Jay Inslee, “wanted to have a platform to continue to remain involved in public policy debates,” said Randy Pepple, who managed McKenna’s campaign and is running the new site.

“It is not a political campaign site,” Pepple said.

McKenna isn’t running for governor in 2016. He informed GOP leaders earlier this year. And this morning he reiterated his decision in a radio interview, Pepple said.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Washington State Democratic Party issued a press release mocking the web site.

“Just last week my wife asked me, ‘Honey, what are Rob’s latest ideas for producing a leaner, more effective state government?’,” wrote party chairman Dwight Pelz. “Thank God now I have an answer for her, so I can get back to watching sports on TV.”

More in Local News

500 tires go up in flames at a store south of Everett

There were no injuries. And it was nowhere near as bad as that months-long tire fire in 1984.

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

A pot deal between teens leaves them injured, facing charges

Police found out about the incident when both ended up at the same hospital that night.

Funds up for council vote would aid conservation district

District stands to receive an extra $1 million each year, if the County Council gives its approval.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man injured by 50-foot fall near Leavenworth

The rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the steep rugged terrain.

Missing 6-year-old’s body found in trash bin near Lynnwood

Dayvid Pakko was mildly autistic. A suspect in his death is a relative, the sheriff’s office said.

1 shot dead, another wounded in apparent Everett robbery

There are indications the victims might have known the shooter, who apparently fled in a vehicle.

Hiding in plain sight: Burned Everett building had rich past

It was a hotel, boarding house, fraternal lodge, church, dance studio and office furniture store.

Most Read