Fire district board candidate accepts union donations

I have heard several people remark about a lot of outside money coming into Deborah Chase’s campaign for commissioner of Snohomish County Fire District 5. So, I decided to take a look at her contributions as listed on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission website. What I found was interesting to say the least: like a $1,000 contribution from the IAFF Local 2781 in Mill Creek, $500 from Marysville Fire Fighters Local 3219, as well as several donations from firefighters themselves.

So my question is this: On what planet does anyone think it is a good idea to elect someone to an office where her job will be to negotiate with the firefighters and their unions when her campaign is being bought and paid for by the firefighters and their unions?

Just curious.

Rocky Walker


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