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This article reminds me of a state I used to know. I don't know all of Blakes positions and where exactly the line is where we disagree. Perhaps I might if I lived in the 19th. What I do know is He has a NRA A+ rating, the only Dem with it in the State house ( There are a couple A-) and has been a big friend to sportsmen in the Legislature.  I've heard many of you  say we should Run all Democrats out, and I may have even said it myself in the past out of the sheer frustration dealing with the wackos.

I bring this article up because Us sportsmen should be aware that the "Party" would like to cleanse itself of Democrats Like Blake. I know there are some others like him, but I couldnt tell you right now who they are, or the cut of their Jib. As sportsmen we tend to lean right, and i would guess that some of you have friends that tilt to the left that you can talk politics over a whiskey and a cigar. Im fortunate to beable to do this with one of my good hunting buddies.    :brew:


https://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/political-parties-don-t-divide-legislators-in-the-state-s/article_8bfee146-45d6-11e9-8ce0-2b6ea03feb58.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3iGvSrYiL9CKJ766Mn4j8lIcLpOwC1kzljuT_BrPHaiQNpg5lBkwWRL3s

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Back in the House, not only do Blake and Walsh write bills together, they work in the same committee. Walsh serves on the Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee, which Blake chairs.

Blake is the longest-serving member of the delegation. First elected to the Legislature in 2002, he became a lawmaker after a years-long process that began when he contacted his lawmakers over frustrations with the “Elk Creek controversy.” His actions lead to the reversal of what is now known as the Elk River Natural Resources Conservation Area’s designation as only suitable for science and education use.

Now, hunting and fishing are legal uses of the land under the law. Five years later, voters elected him to the Washington House of Representatives.

“It was quite a process, and I pinched myself,” Blake said.

“I’ve known Blake for years,” Takko said. “Great friend. We’ve hunted together. He and I think quite a bit alike. So if you like me, you’d have to like him.”

Takko was elected as a state representative in 2004 before being elected to the Senate in 2015.

Walsh, who is known in Olympia for being loud and outspoken, finds joy in empowering others to speak their mind

“The best thing that happens is when someone says to me: ‘I was afraid to say what I believed. And I’m not afraid anymore. Now I tell my kids what I think about politics. I tell my husband, or I tell my friends. I’m not afraid to say what I believe.’

“And that’s the best thing about what I do. Giving them the confidence to say what they’ve always thought and be true to their convictions. And that is hugely important to me. That’s how you change things for the better,” he said.
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He has a NRA A+ rating, the only Dem with it in the State house ( There are a couple A-) and has been a big friend to sportsmen in the Legislature. 

Just want to point out that if you said this on some of the fishing forums, you'd get seriously flamed.  The fishermen that are not commercials are really against the guy.

I think it's great how much he backs the hunters and gun owners of this state.  Something becoming really rare in Olympia.

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To put it bluntly Blake is a godsend for Sportsmen in WA. He is in position to block a lot of bad stuff aimed at Sportsmen.
Thank god he is on our side!
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He has a NRA A+ rating, the only Dem with it in the State house ( There are a couple A-) and has been a big friend to sportsmen in the Legislature. 

Just want to point out that if you said this on some of the fishing forums, you'd get seriously flamed.  The fishermen that are not commercials are really against the guy.

I think it's great how much he backs the hunters and gun owners of this state.  Something becoming really rare in Olympia.
I no longer fish in this state, I've given up on it. It's possible we are cross ways pn several issues. I know Skagit County got thrown under the bus on the Hirst Decision compromise on water rights and I'm not sure where i sit with him on that.

My greater point is Blake isnt cut from the Anti hunter cloth. With out a sportsmen friendly Democrat we would be without hope.   Just something to consider.

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