Cregan Newhouse for Governor
Washingtonians are an independent breed. Our economic, cultural and geographic diversity is unparalleled - leading to world-leading achievements in agriculture and technology. Hard work and cooperation have always been core values, yet the two-party system is currently about party leadership promoting divisiveness and hatred.
There are good policy issues which must not be 'owned' by one party. A good policy is self-defined through common sense. We need a structurally balanced budget and meaningful greenhouse gas legislation. These must not be mutually exclusive, nor belong in opposing camps. Because Democrats and Republicans have failed to work together over the past eight years, both of these goals remain unmet. A structurally balanced budget would have built our Rainy Day Fund to almost $10 billion by the time the Covid-19 pandemic struck our state. Instead, we met this disaster as one of the most highly leveraged states in the nation, with outstanding obligations over $20 billion.
Our state government must also make better use of technology to achieve its goals and provide constituents with better outcomes. Government, not just big business, must constantly scan the horizon for emerging tech. We must make plans to integrate advances for improved efficiencies and services, short term and long term. Every household should have access to high-speed internet, and 100% of students must have their own computer.
Current campaign-finance laws make it possible for the least capable candidates with the least transparent finances to be elected with enough money. But good ideas matter more than money, and my campaign seeks to prove that the most capable candidates with the most transparent finances can win. This can happen through voter research, when you talk to others about the issues motivating my campaign. Help get me on debate stages by following me on Facebook. Write letters to the editor of your favorite local paper. Ask your radio and television stations to interview me. And please visit me on Facebook, sharing the site with others. Watch for weekly 2-minute policy breakdowns beginning Memorial Day.
Best Budget Practices and an Uncertain Economic Future
A Rainy Day Fund is also referred to as a contingency fund - or a stabilization fund. Ever wonder why Washington State's RDF is so paltry, remaining stagnant during 8 years of tremendous growth?
How much does it cost to buy a governor? About $18 million for the average successful campaign, and rising exponentially.
The two-party system works when elected officials respect one another, not when they call on Washingtonians to despise one another. The role of special interest control within the government must be minimized, and a governor must not be beholden to conglomerate party leadership.
Vote for the most capable candidate - the only major candidate who does not accept contributions.
Embracing Technology to Its Fullest
The easiest way for a state government to be dynamic in its services, while maintaining economic strength and independence, is by capitalizing on technology.
His grandparents emigrated from Holland in the early 20th century, raising 10 children on a small dairy farm in eastern Washington. Cregan was raised on 40 acres alongside the Yakima River.
Working hop fields, vineyards and orchards is a great way to learn a strong work ethic. Cutting asparagus before school and chasing escaped pigs before homework is a great way to learn time management skills.
Cregan's sons help their grandfather with a new roof. As with many who live in multi-generational households, Cregan supports increased resources for retired Washingtonians, including quality healthcare and a dedicated RETIREMENT chair in the Governor's Executive Cabinet.
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Cregan took the majority of the photos on this website, though a few were pulled from public domain. Below are 39 taverns and 39 houses of worship from the varied counties in our state. These pictures do not imply endorsement from any organization, though they give a sense of what we collectively miss in terms of social interaction. Let us know if you'd like your picture removed, or, of course, if you would like one added. Once it's safe to come together again, Cregan would love to swing by for coffee or a beer, and to take another photo for the collage.
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