Letter: Congresswoman ‘has already spent time with small business owners here in Vancouver’

Vancouver resident Ellen Townsen offers her thoughts on the focus of Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez on small business

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com

Ellen Townsen
Ellen Townsen

Contrary to others’ opinion, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez couldn’t be a stronger proponent of small businesses. She not only owns a small business, but she also conducted her entire campaign around helping other small businesses! And she is a member of the Committee on Small Business. Plus she has already spent time with small business owners here in Vancouver.

She may have voted “nay” on The Family & Small Business Act because so many issues were inserted in the bill with which she disagreed. As for the Omnibus Bill, once again Americans are told the complete opposite which spreads misinformation so as to brainwash others. 

“This legislation is not funded in any way by personal tax increases on small businesses or working families making under $400,000, which is roughly 98% of all Americans” (Buttle, Forbes.com, 08/15/2022). 

Voting in Rep. Perez as the 3rd District representative was the best thing we did, and we’re all the better for it. The alternative was unacceptable! Perez has made good on her campaign promises by engaging with small business owners and her constituents.

Ellen Townsen

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  1. Anna Miller

    Her “small business” is in Portland, Oregon. She represents the 3rd Congressional District. I disagree that she is for business. Just wait, all of her policy votes will be liberal cookie cutter. She started by voting to keep the mandates. I went to several of her debates. The only way she won this race was because the Republicans had too many people running and lying dark money ads aimed at Joe Kent by political action committees that spent millions. Keep watching folks.

  2. Mike S.

    I agree with Ms. Townsen. Rep. Perez has already demonstrated her desire for bipartisanship in several votes.
    I’m amused by the letter writer who intimates that earning a living in Oregon is somehow despicable (full disclosure: I was one of the 40% of Clark County workers who also do so). Kent lost because his adherence to MAGA lies and falsehoods turned off clear-thinking voters. Yeah, keep watching.

    1. Anna Miller

      It was not THAT she earned her living in Portland that I objected to. It was THAT she did not disclose it. I saw her debates. Most listeners came away believing that her small business was in Skamania County where she lives. And she wasn’t able to answer the easiest questions relating to national security issues she will be voting on or even solutions for the economy, immigration and policing issues.

    2. Barnaby S.

      MAGA lies and falsehoods? More like lies and falsehoods against innocent people who love their country and want to live free and prosperous lives. The main stream news, in its hundreds of outlets, both broadcast and print, overwhelmingly lie, and have been lying for several years if not longer. Their job is manipulation of public opinion via propaganda, at the expense of telling the truth.

      Your role as an engaged citizen, is to question the narrative you are immersed with and research for yourself to arrive at your own conclusions. If you are lazy, and trust the main stream narrative as truth, then you will be in for a big surprise once the truth is finally brought to mass awareness.

      Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is a name I barely heard of until late into the 2022 campaign. Why is that? Because dark money behind her did not kick in until Joe Kent handed Jaime Herrera Beutler a defeat in the primary. But even with all that special interest money behind Maire Perez, I don’t think for one moment she really won that election. When you have a majority of county and state staffers aligned with the Democrats, then you have a slanted and rigged system.

      I attended a few Joe Kent events and they were packed with engaged citizens from different backgrounds and cultures. He ran an excellent ground game throughout the 3rd district for almost 2 years. The 3rd district is a heavy industry / timber and agricultural center of Washington State where the bulk of its productive people wake up before dawn and work with heavy equipment on a regular basis. They have to stay alert in their occupations or they could cause damage, serious injury or death. People like this are not confused about identity, or lay awake at night angry at social “injustices.”

      Wake up out of your own controlled reality. Go hang out with some loggers or dock workers for a few days and chat with them about the inflation, and the cost of living.


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