The Daily Chronicle, September 26, 2020

Everywhere I go, whether it’s Aberdeen, Chehalis, Raymond, Kelso, or Skamokawa — I’m told things need to change. People’s concerns have been sidelined, industries shrunk, and their businesses shut down. We all know this year has been one for the books, but most of these concerns are rooted in reoccurring problems which have gone unaddressed for years. When legislators become out of touch with their constituents, problems compound and erupt at the worst moments with devastating consequences. 

Senator Dean Takko and Representative Brian Blake have represented residents of Lewis County since 2013, but are set to support tax increases while their constituents continue to suffer from economic setbacks. Senator Takko said, “We can either choose an experienced candidate with a proven record of getting things done in our district, or somebody who will sit on the sidelines in the minority party of the Senate.” Let’s take him at his word. 

Dean Takko has been a legislator for 16 years, that is plenty of time for his pet projects. Let’s address the very real and serious issues affecting our district by choosing someone who has spent their life as an employee, business owner and community leader, not a career politician. Jeff Wilson has created jobs across the district, fought against job-killing overreach from the Department of Ecology and cut taxes 53 percent as port commissioner. His experience in transportation and industries has equipped him with the skillset to help revitalize our economy. We all care about our community, so let’s do something about it. Vote for Jeff Wilson this November.

 

Emily Torjusen

Kelso

 

Longview Daily News, September 9, 2020

I went to school with Dean Takko. He is, and always will be, my dear friend. He's always served the 19th Legislative District faithfully and honestly, but it's time for new blood in the Washington State Senate.

If you're a patriot, love our country and are what America stands for, and detest the socialist "cancel culture" thinking being spread in our schools today, I urge you to vote for Jeff Wilson for the 19th District on Nov. 3.

Wilson is a red, white and blue patriot who believes in democracy, freedom as our forefathers laid it out in the Constitution and in the American way of life. He supports law and order, our rights to bear arms and teaching our children the real and true history of our state and country, not the revisionist socialism that's at the root of the anarchy and violence happening in Portland, Seattle and other democratically run American cities. It's time to root out this way of thinking.

Elect Jeff Wilson to the Washington State Senate. He's the man we need.

Merrylee Lanehart

Kelso

 

The Daily Chronicle, August 31, 2020

As you’re thinking about who to vote for, it’s helpful to look at who supports various candidates.

Jeff Wilson is running against incumbent Dean Takko for state Senate. A look at the top 45 contributors to each campaign (PDC website) tells a story.

Mr. Takko’s top 45 includes 43 donors outside of the Senate district, and zero individuals (all PACs or businesses). Lots of his donors are headquartered in Seattle or Olympia.

Mr. Wilson’s top 45 includes three donors outside of the Senate district, and 42 individuals living, working, raising families and worshiping in the district.

It’s true that Mr. Takko has a larger “war chest” of money. Whether we like it or not, money plays a big role in successful campaigns. Jeff Wilson understands that, but he puts more stock in support from people who will depend on him to take their ideas and thoughts and worries to Olympia.

I put more stock in the person who puts more stock in me and my neighbors. Please vote Jeff Wilson for state senate.

Calvin Fowler

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, August 20, 2020

 

Sen. Dean Takko talks about efficiency. His version of efficiency is voting for tax increases at every opportunity, and voting to take away your rights as parents to choose what your child learns.

Takko supports policies that raise costs for people on fixed incomes, and has collected a government paycheck for nearly 40 years.

Let's send Jeff Wilson to Olympia instead. Wilson has a proven track record of lowering taxes and cutting fees as a Port of Longview commissioner, and will fight for your constitutional rights. Wilson will work in Olympia to improve economic opportunities, and make government more transparent.

When you vote in November, remember who's been a career politician and worked to take your money, and who's fought to lower your taxes.

Please join me in voting for Jeff Wilson for state Senator for the 19th Legislative District.

Spencer Boudreau

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, July 19, 2020

 

Thank you League of Women Voters for putting on the candidate forum for state senator representing the 19th Legislative District and having it on our local cable TV channel.

The questions that were asked of these candidates covered so many of the issues facing our Washington Legislature in the coming future, from taxes to handling of COVID-19 and its effects on all of us to Senate Bill 5395 signed into law recently without any input from parents.

Incidentally, this bill was co-sponsored by our current senator representing this area. This bill says sex education will start at the kindergarten level and has been said to talk about appropriate and inappropriate touching with pictures. This is an issue every parent should be teaching their child, not our government.

Please vote for Jeff Wilson, the candidate who has common sense, an immense experience in businesses and cares about our community and will get the job done in Olympia

It's time for a change. Vote Jeff Wilson, Republican candidate for District 19. We are.

Bob and Nancy Jones

Kelso

Longview Daily News, June 26, 2020

As you're thinking about who to vote for, it's helpful to look at who supports various candidates.

Jeff Wilson is running against incumbent Dean Takko for state Senate. A look at the top 45 contributors to each campaign (PDC website, pdc.wa.gov) tells a story.

Takko's top 45 contributors include 43 donors outside of his Senate district and zero individuals (all PACs or businesses). Lots of donors are headquartered in Seattle or Olympia.

Wilson's top 45 contributors include three donors outside of his Senate district and 42 individuals who live, work, raise families and worship in the district.

It is true that Takko has a larger "war chest." Whether we like it or not, money plays a big role in successful campaigns. Wilson understands that, but he puts more stock in support from people who will depend on him to take their ideas, thoughts and worries to Olympia.

I put more stock in the person who puts more stock in me and my neighbors.

Please vote for Jeff Wilson for state Senate.

Calvin Fowler

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, June 18, 2020

 

A vote for Dean Takko is a vote to keep in power the radical left-wing Puget Sound Democrats who control our state government.

Their extremist environmental and energy policies discourage economic growth, threaten local industry and worsen poverty. They have forced our schools to adopt misguided policies, taking away local control and making it more difficult for teachers to maintain order.

It’s time we returned some common sense to Olympia. We can do that by replacing Dean Takko with Jeff Wilson. For decades, Wilson has served our community well. He’s been a businessman, providing local jobs. As a port commissioner, he has promoted economic growth, while lowering our local taxes.

In recognition of his excellent record of public service and volunteerism, Wilson has been awarded the Key to the City of Longview and the R.A. Long Historic Preservation Award.

As a state senator, Wilson will look out for the interests of smaller towns and rural areas, bringing more balance to the state Legislature.

Please join me in supporting Jeff Wilson for the Washington state Senate.

Steve Powell

Longview

Longview Daily News, June 11, 2020

Those of us in Longview and Kelso have known Jeff Wilson for years.

We’ve watched his decades of enthusiasm for our community translate into massive involvement and philanthropy. Most of what he does is without fanfare and without publicity.

As a Port of Longview commissioner, we’ve learned he keeps his promises. During his tenure, taxpayers are paying less, and the Port is more profitable. That is due, in part, to Wilson's constant focus on fiscal responsibility.

As a citizen, we’ve learned he puts his time and resources into improving the community and the lives of its citizens.

One example: We have far fewer used and dangerous needles littering our streets and parks because Wilson personally worked to clean them up, and then he spearheaded the effort to shut down Cowlitz County’s faulty needle exchange program.

I could fill this page itemizing how Wilson's fingerprints are all over so many wonderful projects.

I look forward to sharing Wilson with the entire 19th Congressional District. We will all benefit when he becomes our next state Senator.

Carol Bales

Longview

Longview Daily News, May 29, 2020

 

Wanda and I are eager and proud to endorse and contribute to Jeff Wilson's candidacy for Washington state senator.

His work as a Port of Longview commissioner has unquestionably demonstrated the vision and ability to implement the promising future all of us residing in the 19th District have hoped for and too long awaited.

With the concerns in today's environment, we encourage voters who may not be familiar with the commissioner or the man to do yourselves and our district a favor — take the opportunity (either online or in person) when possible to see him, ask your questions, hear what he has to say and then decide for yourselves.

Richard and Wanda McCaine

Kelso

Paid for by Jeff Wilson For Senate, PO Box 2885, Longview, WA 98632