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Sat., Sept. 28, 2013

Dansel backs property rights

In a rural area such as the 7th Legislative District, property rights are of the utmost importance. Brian Dansel has a proven track record when it comes to protecting private property.

He and his fellow commissioners adopted a more defensible county comprehensive plan and critical areas ordinance (CAO) that provided more defense for private property rights. This is unusual because many counties end up losing property rights through the comprehensive plan process. In addition, having this defensible plan and CAO allowed Ferry County to win their lawsuit against Futurewise in Superior Court, a huge victory for any county.

Dansel strongly opposes the Growth Management Act and has publicly stated that one of his objectives while in office is to eliminate GMA and the GMA Hearings Board. As a GMA county, Ferry has lost usable land due to increased setbacks, spent almost a million dollars to fight lawsuits against special interest groups, and much needed tax revenue has disappeared.

Dansel understands property rights and his experience as a county commissioner will serve him well as a state senator. Please join me in voting for Brian Dansel this November.

Glen Thompson

Kettle Falls, Wash.

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