If elected, I’ll focus my efforts on addressing interrelated key issues that will improve the prospects of living in our district, including:
- Expanded/Upgraded/Accessible/Affordable State-of-the-Art Technology/Broadband
- Expanded Education/Vocational Training
- Universal Healthcare – including Prescription Coverage and LOCAL facilities access to healthcare AND specialists
- Town Revitalization Programs, New Business Development and Job Growth with Living Wages increasing Town/County Revenues
- Affordable Housing Programs and Transitional Homeless Shelters
- Protected Social Security and Expanded Medicare, with Fair Medicaid Options
- DACA Protection and Immigration/Asylum Legal Paths to Citizenship
- Honoring Tribal Treaties with Protections for Waters, Lands and Natural Resources
- Protection of Equal Rights, Civil Rights and Human Rights
- Expanded Public Safety and Enhanced Community Service Programs (Youth/Seniors)
- Environmental Protections for Water, Wildlife, Public Lands and Natural Resources
- Renewable Energy Solutions and Recycling Programs
WHY I AM RUNNING:
As stated once by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.” This is the simple and true basis for my motivation to run for office.
This election is personal to me. My son graduates and heads to college this fall. He loves where we live and wants to come back after college, but he worries the prospects aren’t favorable, and he isn’t the only one who feels this way. Over the last 3 years, I’ve listened closely to students, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and business owners speak on issues they feel lessen the prospects of living here. We must do better to improve the prospects of living here for our youth, as well as individuals, families, seniors and businesses by setting and meeting clear objectives to get us there.
SOLUTIONS TO ISSUES
To improve the prospects for living in our district for residents, including our youth (staying home after schooling is complete or returning home after college), families. seniors or businesses owners, I’ve surmised that there are specific key issues that are interrelated and must be addressed.
Click on the image below to download a pdf file of this venn diagram:Key Interrelated Issues of the 12thLD
My views on these finding solutions to these interrelated key issues begins with securing the availability and accessibility to upgraded TECHNOLOGY AND BROADBAND services throughout our district.
When we have these upgraded services, new businesses and existing businesses can more readily expand and grow their markets, which can result in JOB CREATION with mandated LIVING WAGE MINIMUMS.
TOWN REVITALIZATION and AFFORDABLE HOUSING can occur as more workers support our towns, our towns have more revenues for projects and both revitalization and housing programs can be funded.
These new jobs need a skilled workforce. We get that skilled work force from our youth who are returning home from college with their new skills. However, we need to better support our youth and residents who stay here with EXPANDED EDUCATIONAL and VOCATIONAL OPTIONS, especially training in technology, nursing and the trades.
Our expanded workforce and our families, as well as our individual and senior population, needs access to local quality HEALTHCARE and prescription drug coverage that is affordable and, ideally, under a universal healthcare program. We all also need to know our SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE is protected, and MEDICAID is available – should something unfortunate temporarily befall them.
We have a valuable population of tax-paying DACA and immigrant labor that supports our diverse agricultural, hospitality and manufacturing industries, all of whom need a PATH TO CITIZENSHIP AND LEGAL OPTIONS to continue to remain beneficial to employers and contributing members in our district.
Now that we have state-of-the-art technology in place, more jobs, revitalized towns, housing options, expanded education/vocation options, universal healthcare, benefit security and paths to citizenship, let’s enjoy the ENVIRONMENT we live in by taking care to protect our WATER, PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS.
Addressing the above key issues, improves the prospects of living in our district for most everyone. However, we also need to take special care and protect our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (including the 2nd Amendment with some common-sense gun regulations), EQUAL RIGHTS (without discrimination and regardless of age, ability, faith, gender, orientation or income), and TRIBAL RIGHTS (honoring treaties and building mutually rewarding collaborations).
As you can see, the key issues are interrelated. Understanding those connections helps set clear objectives to address the issues. Fortunately, I take pride in meeting objectives and, although I can’t promise everything that needs to be done can be done within a term that’s a short two-years, I can promise that will do my best to ensure that what can be done gets done to improve the prospects of living in our district.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know you as I travel through our district. I hope that you get to know me, too. If we see eye-to-eye on the key issues, I hope that I can earn your confidence and your vote.
Thank you for your consideration. Mahalo nua loa.
C. Keiki Stacy Weigle
Keiki for House
P.O. Box 324
Okanogan, WA 98840
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If you want to learn more about me, please ask. I’m straight up and honest on how I’ve grown, worked, lived and loved family, career, life and living. You can also look at my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kweigle
Truthfully… I’m going to break the mold on what a candidate looks like and how a campaign is run… I’m late in the game, with family needs that come first, the longshot and underdog, stretched thin on time, self funding so far, with no paid staff, volunteers greatly appreciated and bringing my own rules to change the game!
Campaigning heavier is part of the plan, post son’s graduation, visiting family leaving town and state convention… That version of heavier campaigning may not be the traditional style folks are used to but may be open to, more than most realize. Regardless, I look forward to meeting folks and small groups of folks in the months ahead to listen, learn and present the work needed that I see needing to get done!
The venn below is the original version created May 29, 2018:Key Interrelated Issues of the 12th Legislative District