u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Barbara Lampert

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 69City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Retired nurses aid

On this race: Elected Experience: Democratic Party Precinct Committee Officer, 1992-Present

Other Professional Experience: Nursing Assistant 5/92-8/97; Medicare & DME Claims Examiner 6/89-3/92; Previous work in insurance claims & sales, phone solicitation, clothing factory, Spokane City Hall offices, waitressing and inventory counting.

Education: Basic skills for Nursing Assistants Washington State Approved Program completed 5/92. Have a current NAC License. B/A. in Economics from University of Washington, Seattle (1968). Graduate of North Central H.S., Spokane (1963).

Community Service: Membership participation in Jane Jefferson Democratic Club, Spokane Falls Chapter #2321 of AARP, AAUW Spokane Wash Branch and Wild Women Investment Club.

Statement:  As a candidate for U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District of Washington, my goal is to represent interests of our twelve eastern counties in Washington D.C. I advocate sensible policies at the Federal Level. Additional "improved" laws are not necessary. We desperately need federal enforcement of laws currently on the books. Our laws must be condensed to be enforceable. Unenforceable laws should be eliminated.

Tragedies must be handled and remedied with action, not discussion. Allow federal departments to do their jobs. Require federal departments to do their jobs. Enforce accountability.

For our next generation to compete in the world economy, we need free public education to last for 16 years. Energy independence of an earth friendly variety will decrease world reliance on wars & destruction. Nuclear energy should be used after we learn to make the nuclear waste harmless. Secure borders are a temporary fix for the world population explosion. They are the best way to foster respect for the law. It is unfair to legal immigrants when illegal residents receive special benefits.

Full employment gets the work done and improves quality of life for everyone. Repair dangerous bridges and eliminate annual floods with dykes & diversion of water to arid areas. Employees on public works have money to spend. This creates demand & jobs in the private sector. Full employment will increase pride in our system.

Please vote for me and let me take my turn to represent constituents of our 5th Congressional District.

Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1963. Bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Washington, 1968.

Career: Retired nurse’s aide.

Political: Has run for office every year since 1996. She also has run for City Council, county clerk, county auditor, county commissioner, U.S. House of Representative, U.S. Senate and other offices.

Family: Single. No children.


Randall Yearout Constitution
David R. Fox Democrat

Last updated: Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m. Election results

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 106,191 62.53%
Daryl Romeyn (D) 21,091 12.42%
Barbara Lampert (D) 15,538 9.15%
Clyde Cordero (D) 10,787 6.35%
Randall Yearout (C) 10,635 6.26%
David R. Fox (D) 5,569 3.28%
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