In a room packed with cheering, smiling, and laughing friends old and new, 39th District State House candidate Elizabeth Scott formally kicked off her campaign with an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Medallion Hotel in Arlington. The evening event on May 22nd drew a crowd of more than 100 people, some of whom were introduced to Scott for the first time.
“What a great night!” said Scott, who was energized by the show of support and the draw of the crowd. “We had over 100 people come from around the district to hear about our campaign and to learn more about my message of smaller, smarter government that is supposed to be working for us. I was honored to share the stage with such quality, like-minded people.”
The event was emceed by local business owner Roxanne Husmann ofEd's Apples in Sultan, and the evening featured several speakers who spoke about Scott's candidacy. Included were Snohomish County Councilman John Koster,who is running for Congress in the 1st Congressional District; property rights expert Scott Roberts; State Republican Chair and former radio talk show host Kirby Wilbur; Dan Matthews, who is running for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District; and James Watkins, running for State Auditor.
Koster emphasized Scott's character, citing her integrity, readiness for the job, and a solid understanding of the proper role of government, which will make her an effective legislator. Scott is running for the seat that Koster formerly held in the legislature.
Scott Roberts, as both a property rights expert and a business owner for the past 15 years, spoke about the importance of local involvement and equipping citizens who are motivated to take action and make substantial changes in their own communities – a topic of great importance to candidate Scott. Interestingly, the two also share Southern Illinois University as their alma mater, although Elizabeth Scott received her first degree from Seattle Pacific University.
“Government is supposed to work for us,” said Scott, “and my commitment is to protect middle class families by restoring freedom and opportunity. Imagine if our Legislature lowered taxes and decreased regulations to help bring back jobs, spent our tax dollars efficiently by following State Auditor recommendations for measurable results, and funded our State Constitutional priorities first: education, public safety, and caring for seniors and the most vulnerable. That's what I am committed to do, and that's why I'm running for State Representative.”
State Auditor candidate James Watkins also spoke for Scott. Watkins not only gave the money pitch, but also talked about increasing productivity while reducing the cost of government and fighting waste. Even though he is also campaigning, he wrote a check and challenged the audience to do the same – and to double the amount!
Scott was especially pleased with the number of new supporters and donors in attendance. Scott has now doorbelled over 2,000 homes and is picking up endorsements everywhere she goes. She has raised more than $20,600.