City: Greenacres, WA
On this race:
Elected Experience: I am not a professional politician. I see a need for strong leadership in the 5th Congressional District.
Other Professional Experience: Romeyn’s Domain was my outdoor show at KXLY-TV, Spokane. I also did the weather there and at KREM-TV. I’ve worked in the local news business through the years. Born 10-8-58 in Detroit, Michigan, I headed west after college and landed my first TV job in Medford, Oregon. I was the agriculture reporter in Yakima when Spokane called in 1985. I’ve been organically farming for several years. I’m currently self-employed.
Education: University of Michigan, BA Film, 1980 Eastern Washington University – weather
Community Service: Farm food donations
Statement: This season I’m hitting the campaign trail instead of the hiking trail. After years in the television news business, I’m now able to express my views and run for office. My issues are federal ones, so the Congress of the United States is where the work needs to be done representing the people of the 5th Congressional District.
Let’s focus on the economy here at home. I see little being done in our district's national forests to prepare for catastrophic wildfire. I propose mobilizing crews to build “light on the land” firebreaks providing wood, jobs, and contracts. With the ever increasing demand for water, it doesn’t make sense to let our watersheds burn. Green, healthy forests offer more.
Our children’s health hits close to home. Let’s grow local food on local farms to feed the federal school lunch program. Kids and farmers thrive. And let's position the Spokane-Cheney-Pullman area as a research center for green technology, working on problem solving and encouraging innovation on the energy front.
People want their Congressman to address the tough questions that face our nation. We need a return to fiscal discipline to pay for our wants and needs. We need to treat all people with fairness, dignity, and compassion. We need to bring the troops home. My father took a Purple Heart wound in World War II. I know how that hits a kid. Veterans will not be forgotten on my watch.
I’m out in all 12 counties of the district listening to you. Let’s pack up, break camp, and get moving on real world solutions. If you want new frontiers with a man of action, elect Daryl Romeyn to Congress.
|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 %|
Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat in doubt. Early returns indicate the tide will carry more Republicans into the still solidly Democratic-controlled Legislature in Olympia, and to the already Republican-dominated courthouse in Spokane. Because Washington votes will continue to arrive in the mail for more than a week, close races might not be decided until right before Thanksgiving.
DOUG’S 5th DISTRICT DEBATE DIARY: Tuesday, 6:59 p.m. – Here I am, flopped on the couch in front of my big Sony HD flat screen. The off again/on again drama between U.S. Rep. Cathy “Big Mama” McMorris Rodgers and her Democrat opponent, Daryl “Raindrops” Romeyn, is over. The candidates finally stopped making up stories about their imaginary scheduling commitments and are about to square off for a televised debate.
Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn tried to paint Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. McMorris Rodgers suggested Romeyn was someone who didn’t understand complex forest issues and would tax small businesses out of existence and set off a trade war with China.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn will debate tonight after all. The televised debate, which last week was listed as off, then on, then off again, was on again Monday as the two candidates finally both said yes at the same time. Barring some new last-minute change of heart, it will be taped this afternoon and appear at 7 p.m. on KXLY-TV and 8 p.m. on KSPS-TV.
The candidates in Washington’s 5th congressional district will debate after all, on Tuesday.
First she won’t. Then she will. And now he won’t?