September 23, 2009
WA Coalition for Open Government honors State Auditor Brian Sonntag
Washington Coalition for Open Government honored State Auditor, champion of efficient government, thorn in the state legislature's side and all around good guy, with the 2009 James Andersen Award. Also receiving honors were TVW co-founders Stan Marshburn and Denny Heck. Three cheers for three champions of good government.
I wasn't able to attend but a friend who did tells me that Seattle Attorney Tom Carr also gave an outstanding presentation during the workshop portion of the evening. If I can track down the PowerPoint I will be sure to post it.
MarkGriswold at September 23, 2009
08:13 PM | Email This
1. Well deserved. Brian Sonntag is without a doubt one of the best true public servants working down in Olympia FOR the people of Washington (unlike many of the swamp creatures down there). Keep up the good work, Brian!
Here's a question for my fellow conservatives:
If it were a race between Rob McKenna and Brian Sonntag, who would you vote for?
I'm honestly not sure. McKenna is a relatively liberal Republican, and would probably be frightened of appearing too conservative for the state. On the other hand, should he win, he wouldn't be owned by liberal interest groups.
On the other hand, Sonntag is very conservative for a Democrat, but he'd be at least somewhat beholden to the Democratic interest groups.
It's a purely academic question, because there is no way in hell that the D's would ever let Sonntag get the nomination for Governor. And I'd easily vote for McKenna over any other D. But it's an interesting theoretical question.
One more theoretical question: If Sonntag switched parties and ran as an R, would you support him?
Dream scenario: McKenna runs for Gov., Sonntag switches parties and runs for Senate.
I'd vote for both of them.