How it went
Running for the 16th LD state legislature turned out to be the most enriching experience! I am so glad I allowed myself this opportunity. The emotional ups and downs came from the high of people like you believing in me to the lows of being the target of peoples’ anger and hatred for being a Democrat. I can only describe these people as beginning everyday in misery. This breaks my heart. How did we get to this point with neighbors, friends and strangers?
We all worked hard. I was so elevated with the coordinated work of the Walla Walla County Democrats and the state Democratic party. We pooled our efforts, and reached more voters than ever! That raises the question then as to what went wrong. I was optimistic that at least one seat in Olympia was possible, as well as one or more of our county candidates.
I spoke with some strong Democratic voters who shared with me they voted for the incumbents because of name recognition. It’s clear we need better communication platforms. Sitting next to Skyler during forums was especially hard because I had to listen to him play to the public with statements not supported by his voting record. We have a responsibility to pay attention to what our elected officials are doing and how they are voting when in session. We cannot naively rely on their email newletters and one-sided communications. It has become too common for dishonesty and lack of authenticity to be the way of politics.
How it’s going
It has been frustrating to watch in slow motion the ineptitude of our county auditor. We still have 41% of ballots not counted. The Union Bulletin all but called all the races the day after election for Republicans with only a small percentage of ballots being counted.
We’re rested now with more resolve than ever to continue the work. We understand that it is going to take year round efforts. We’re preparing for reorganization in the 16th LD, Franklin County, Benton County and Walla Walla County. We have strong people stepping up for leadership roles. We need all good Democrats to volunteer, attend meetings, and donate. Please join us!
Your support has been truly humbling. Thank you! I will continue to work for all of us in eastern Washington.
I am a lifelong activist and volunteer. I was a manager for a major national corporation before opening and operating my own business for 22 years. I have served on many local nonprofit boards, and have been a member of Walla Walla Noon Rotary for 18 years. I served on Rotary board of directors for 7 years, and am a past president. I love my community and the people in it. I will work for you.
You can donate to our campaign online or by sending a check to the address below.
Our mailing address is:
Friends of Jan Corn
PO Box 2389
Walla Walla, WA 99362