u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Caleb Love Mardini

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 8 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

On this race: Elected Experience: No information submitted

Other Professional Experience: Business and marketing consultant.

Education: AA Bellevue Community College, Geography and Political Economy Studies at the University of Washington

Community Service: No information submitted

Statement: Washingtonians, with our primary we have the opportunity to revive the American Dream.  

We face tremendous challenges and the American Dream is threatened by the corruptive influence of money that pervades our government.  When both parties are funded, and legislation is approved by campaign sponsors we are not represented.  

Today, those that helped bring down our economy use our money to lobby against the reform necessary to rebuild.  The people who lobbied for the removal of Depression Era laws that would have protected us are now the same people directing hundreds of billions of dollars of tax money to prop up their bankrupt institutions.  Attempting to enact healthcare reform showed again the crippling affects of money.  Any reform, including jobs and our environment, will be affected by these same distorting forces.

With our top-two primary, Washington State voters have an opportunity to shake things up.  My campaign offers a choice.  I am limiting contributions to $25.  The choice is to send a message that we will not accept anyone buying our elections. We are not for sale.

We may disagree on a lot of things but we can all agree that our government is supposed to be under our control.  Urgency dictates that we will find solutions and that we’re going to have to work together. We’re going to have to try things.  We can’t afford to sit back and tear each other down in a divisive right/left conflict.

The challenges we face today aren’t entirely unlike the challenges those before us have overcome.  Let’s make an investment in a future that later generations will be proud of us for.  Your choice matters here today.  Let’s make a choice for something new.

Competitors

Dave Reichert Republican
Suzan DelBene Democrat
Tom Cramer Democrat
Ernest Huber Republican
Tim Dillon Republican
Keith Arnold Democrat
Robin Adair Independent

Last updated: Sept. 1, 12:18 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Dave Reichert (R) 76,118 47.23%
Suzan DelBene (D) 43,272 26.85%
Tom Cramer (D) 15,313 9.50%
Ernest Huber (R) 9,376 5.82%
Tim Dillon (R) 8,291 5.14%
Keith Arnold (D) 3,405 2.11%
Robin Adair (I) 2,648 1.64%
Boleslaw (John) Orlinski (D) 1,761 1.09%
Caleb Love Mardini 987 0.61%
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