Housing is a Civil Right

Housing is a Civil Right

Thursday, July 24, 2014

KingCast/Mortgage Movies Present: Four Questions for Washington State 48th Senate Candidates Cyrus Habib and Michelle Darnell.

Other coverage at Crosscut.

Editor's Note: The above photos are the lead photos from each candidate's website, with links to their Facebook, Twitter and other media.  
Michelle Darnell

UPDATE:  As of 9:30 p.m. 25 July 2014 I have completed my interview of Michelle Darnell, who claims she is ready to enter the Boys' Club in Olympia. I will post her candid video responses in due course, unedited and look forward to receipt of her written responses shortly. Stay tuned for the response from the Habib camp as you review the video capture from this evening's interview.

Dear 48th District Candidates, I pose the following questions to you in writing, for your immediate attention. Within the next several days I will also appear in person to capture your video responses to the same questions. I will allocate two (2) minutes of video response for each question, and you may feel free to use as much space as necessary to address the written questions. Please provide your responses at this email address (kingcast955@icloud.com) on or before the Close of Business, 29 July 2014.

1.  Right now you have what is basically a Court-ordered unfunded mandate for education.  What are your specific plans to address the funding mandate set forth by McCleary?

2.  What is your position on income and sales taxes. Are you in favor of regressive or progressive taxes and what would changes would you advocate for during your term?

3.  There have been legal decisions throughout the country -- including the Nancy Becker vs. MERSCORP case in Pennsylvania decided this summer -- that indicate that the MERS recording system has robbed counties of millions of dollars in recording fees. Do you believe that area recording offices should be conducting audits in order to go after some of this money?

4.  What role do you believe that the mortgage and housing crisis has had on Seattle area economy?

Thank you in advance for your time and diligence in this matter.

Respectfully submitted,

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