This weekend the Windle campaign will be holding and participating in a number of events. On Saturday morning, July 14, James will be running in Kent’s Cornucopia 5K fun run. He will be carrying a medicine ball to signify his willingness to do the heavy lifting in Congress. He will do a coffee shop campaign stop at the Issaquah Coffee Company around 1pm before heading to a BBQ for Sammamish volunteers, supporters, and guests at the Inglewood Beach Club from 3-6 pm. On Sunday, he will be in Kent in the Cornucopia parade that begins at 2pm. Visit the campaign website at windleforcongress.com. You can follow his Twitter feed on his Facebook page, “Windle for Congress.”
The coffee shop is a place we go to get our coffee but it is also a social institution in our community. It is a place where people come together to talk about their lives and politics. With such a large District, spanning from Chelan in the north and east to Eatonville in the south and west, the Windle campaign has relied on coffee shops for caffeine, volunteer meetings, and places where James can meet individual voters or small groups of people to get their thoughts on politics in the 8th District. Last week, for example, James stopped at coffee shops in Chelan, Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cle Elum, and Kent. One of his favorite aspects of the campaign is sitting down getting in-depth with volunteers or voters over a coffee. The photo below is from Pioneer Coffee Co. in Cle Elum, after the Pioneer Days parade. These stops will continue throughout the campaign. Email the campaign or click “Volunteer” on the website to meet with James for a coffee.
James had a far-reaching discussion with local residents at the Issaquah Farmers’ Market. The issues included the size of the federal government, government worker pay, and Veteran’s Affairs issues.
Bumped into a former Redmond High School classmate. Insightful conversation about the ongoing challenges in the mortgage industry. The effects are uneven. Some firms have weathered the downturn due to solid planning while others still struggle
On Monday, James spent time in Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ellensburg discussing issues relevant to Kittitas County, like the role of government, infrastructure concerns, and land use/issues. An independent candidate is ideal to represent a diverse district that stretches from Auburn to Lake Chelan.
Coffee is part of a daily ritual for many people in the 8th District. I look forward to grabbing my daily cup of coffee as we go about our day and striking up conversation with folks. I will be in Sammamish tomorrow. Stay tuned to my Twitter feed @windle4congress