Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jennifer Hesse, 2017 Everett City Council candidate in Everett, WA focuses on Transparency, Communication, and Voluntarism

Jennifer Hesse, Everett City Council candidate for Everett, WA 2017
Jennifer Hesse, Everett City Council candidate (Position 3) for Everett, WA 2017
Jennifer Hesse is running in 2017 for the city of Everett, WA City Council position 3.  Follow Hesse on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HesseforEverett

DM:  Everett City Council candidate, Jennifer Hesse joins LCI today to talk about her run and what she would like to see happen in Everett.  Thanks for being with us, Jennifer.  What inspired you to run for City Council this year and how has the campaign gone so far?

JH:  ​Hi David, thanks for having me! I am running for city council because Everett residents a​re not being heard by their current representatives.  It is important for us to listen to the communities we are impacting with our decisions and take their opinions into account, especially if we do not live in those neighborhoods.  It is also for this reason I am for districting Everett - Everett city council currently has no member living anywhere near the Berkshire location where they have chosen to put low-barrier housing, which effects only those in the area.


DM:  What are the most important issues you want to deal with as a part of Everett City Council?

JH:  In short - transparency, communication, and districting.

​The people of Everett should be as involved as they wish to be in every step of the decision making process.  Behind the scenes meetings must be properly recorded and available for the public.  I would also like to strengthen the volunteer programs in our area and look into drug crimes as a health concern rather than a legal one.​


DM:  Out of all of the issues, which are in your opinion, not being fairly addressed yet by the Council and how would you like to work with them in getting things changed?

JH:  As I mentioned before, the Berkshire location and low-barrier housing has been a process wrought with problems - transparency, communication, and location of the representatives being chief among them.  From the day I first received an email from a Berkshire neighborhood resident, I listened, visited the area, walked around, and realized exactly what he was saying.  We are paid not to make decisions that help us as individuals, but rather to represent the entire city of Everett.  We need to reach out and go out of our way to understand what the problems are.​


DM:  What are your other plans towards making progress in Everett with other council memebers?

JH: I very much would like to see Everett's social voluntary programs grow, which is something the current members appear to be supportive of.  I would love to work with them and expand these programs.​


DM:  Ideally, what would you like to see accomplished within the first 100 days on council?

JH:  We need to be looking at the decisions made without all facts heard and considered and look into wording of ordinances recently passed to ensure clear language that will not be able to be construed later on.  I have witnessed too many of these issues in this past year and we need to take a step back and fix these problems before we can move forward.​


DM:  If you could give one message to the voters within Everett before they cast their decision by the primary, what would it be?

JH:  Your voice matters, your livelihood matters​, and your safety matters.  I promise to hear everyone's concerns before deciding on any motions.


DM:  For those who would be interested in getting involved with your campaign, donations, and more information, what links can you provide for readers such as Facebook and website?

JH:  Please find me at www.facebook.com/HesseforEverett, where you can contact me directly, view all stances on issues, and respond to any of them. This is a place to agree, disagree, and for all of us to learn.

​I am not fundraising - this is a decision I made based on a huge flaw I have seen in this system for years - thousands of dollars are raised for local elections.  And where does that money go? Into signs and paper that will be thrown away!  I prefer using money by giving to charities that serve our city and its citizens.  If you would like to be involved with my campaign, please give to charities that serve Everett and make a short announcement of support through it, volunteer, and be a voice for your neighborhood.​


DM:  It's been a pleasure to speak with you about your campaign for Everett City Council. Closing, what final information would you like to leave for those reading?

JH:  It would be my pleasure representing you. Please don't hesitate to contact me - let me know what's important to you so that I can fight for you.​  Thank you.

Jennifer Hesse at Thornton A Sullivan Park for Green Everett Partnership (June 17, 2017)
Jennifer Hesse at Thornton A Sullivan Park for Green Everett Partnership (June 17, 2017)

This contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar, Editor in Chief for the Liberty Chronicle Independent; and publishes content to other online publications.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Interview with Steve Scheetz candidate for US Congress PA 2018

Interview with Steve Scheetz
candidate for US Congress
District 8 Pennsylvania 2018

Steve Scheetz, Candidate for Congress District 8 of Pennsylvania
Steve Scheetz, Candidate for Congress District 8 of Pennsylvania


Steve ran for congress in 2016 as a Libertarian against Steve Santarsiero a Democrat and Brian Fitzpatrick, A Republican who ended up taking the seat. Mr Scheetz is an activist working on various projects within his community and the Libertarian Party. As he explains above he is working on a project for Justice system reform. He has also held leadership roles within the party. Below is more information about him and his Candidacy. He will be running for US Congress in 2018.





Alex Love is an independent journalist from Lynnwood, WA / Phoenix, AZ. He is a community servant and activist who also runs a non profit called Love 4 Liberty.

Phoenix City Community Meeting with Police Chief Jeri Williams

Phoenix, AZ Community Meeting
With Police Chief Jeri Williams
and Concilmember Warring


Jeri Williams to the left, Jim Warring to the right.



I was in attendance to this community meeting in my council district in Phoenix. The district is up for election and I have noticed that Jim Warring is running for reelection unopposed. Jeri Williams is new to the department. She started back in October and came from California where she's been in law enforcement for years. She  explains about hiring more officers and talks about the most prolific crimes in the area which is property crimes. Above is a whole video of the meeting. 

Questions on DCS



Arizona has a huge problem right now with DCS (Department of Child Safety (CPS)). They do not currently need warrants per state law. However Police departments may chose their involvement in enforcing laws. There is a separate division in the police department that works directly with DCS called the "Family Investigations Bureau." I was asked by a community member to ask questions related to DCS. I didn't get to ask my second question. She says it plain and simple AZ doesn't need "Warrants" to seize parental rights from parents. Doesn't this go against the 4th amendment and some others? While she went around the question a bit I got contact information and learned more about the Phoenix Police department. Below I have links in support of my claims and information about the department. This is just the beginning of  my coverage on this issue as there was a Rally here last Friday that made the news. 






Alex Love is an independent journalist from Lynnwood, WA / Phoenix, AZ. He is a community servant and activist who also runs a non profit called Love 4 Liberty.

Interview with Jilletta Jarvis, 2018 candidate running for Governor of NH

Interview with Jilletta Jarvis, 2018 candidate for 
New Hampshire Governor



Jilletta is running for Governor a second time in 2018. In 2016 she ran against a Libertarian candidate by the name of Max Abramson as an Independent. Also running were Democrat Colin Van Ostern and the GOP candidate who won the seat Chris Sununu. She is fighting for mainly pragmatic issues. Mostly efficiency and well being of taxpayers. Jilletta will be running as  Libertarian for Governor in 2018. There are links to learn more below. 





Alex Love is an independent journalist from Lynnwood, WA / Phoenix, AZ. He is a community servant and activist who also runs a non profit called Love 4 Liberty.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Del McArdle At DCS Policy Meeting

Del McArdle At DCS Policy Meeting
June 7th 2017



I was in attendance at this meeting where the public was invited to speak on the DCS Policy. While there were only a few people who showed up. Del McArdle spoke on the current issues with warrants. This was filmed at the DCS office on Thunderbird.

DCS Policy

DCS Rulemaking


Alex Love is an independent journalist from Lynnwood, WA / Phoenix, AZ. He is a community servant and activist who also runs a non profit called Love 4 Liberty.

John Schryvers - Anacortes, Washington for City Council Interview

John Schryvers for
Anacortes, WA City Council 
Interview

John Schryvers, Anacortes, WA City Council candidate for 2017
John Schryvers, Anacortes, WA City Council candidate for 2017



Here are some links to learn more about John.




Alex Love is an independent journalist from Lynnwood, WA / Phoenix, AZ. He is a community servant and activist who also runs a non profit called Love 4 Liberty.