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Darcy Burner

For those of you not in Washington State, you may not be aware of Darcy Burner, who is running for the United States Congress here. She ran in 2006 and was narrowly defeated. She announced last year that she intended to run again and has been mounting an impressive campaign already.

Yesterday her home and possessions were completely destroyed by fire. The local news captured the fire and the aftermath:

I’ve been very impressed with Darcy Burner. She’s not running in my district but I feel we definitely need more people like her representing us in Washington DC. She calls herself a “practical progressive” and says that she follows five principles (principles that are squarely in line with my own):

  • Government should treat everyone fairly.
  • Hard work should be rewarded.
  • Government should stay out of people’s private lives.
  • We should keep our promises.
  • We should leave our children a better world than the one we found.

Burner is also the force behind A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq which has been endorsed by 58 congressional candidates and four high-ranking military experts, including a former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration and a Brigadier General who is a specialist in counterinsurgency and nation-building.

It would be a shame if this devastating experience in her personal life sets back her campaign. Yesterday I made a donation to her campaign to help keep her on track while she takes time off to see to her family’s needs. If you’re of a progressive bent and like what Darcy Burner stands for now is an excellent time to consider a contribution to her campaign.

8 comments to Darcy Burner

  • I’ve donated to Burner’s campaign several times in the past, and will do so again over the weekend. She seems like exactly the right kind of candidate.

  • I’ve donated to Burner’s campaign several times in the past, and will do so again over the weekend. She seems like exactly the right kind of candidate.

  • I’ve donated to Burner’s campaign several times in the past, and will do so again over the weekend. She seems like exactly the right kind of candidate.

  • I’ve donated to Burner’s campaign several times in the past, and will do so again over the weekend. She seems like exactly the right kind of candidate.

  • She’s an awesome person. I know this because she was my housemate for a while when I was in college, and by sheer coincidence I wound up working for her husband for a while in San Francisco.

    Not that it matters in any way relating to the crisis, but she’s also a serious geek — she chaired our SF association after me. No idea if she still games. :)

  • She’s an awesome person. I know this because she was my housemate for a while when I was in college, and by sheer coincidence I wound up working for her husband for a while in San Francisco.

    Not that it matters in any way relating to the crisis, but she’s also a serious geek — she chaired our SF association after me. No idea if she still games. :)

  • She’s an awesome person. I know this because she was my housemate for a while when I was in college, and by sheer coincidence I wound up working for her husband for a while in San Francisco.

    Not that it matters in any way relating to the crisis, but she’s also a serious geek — she chaired our SF association after me. No idea if she still games. :)

  • She’s an awesome person. I know this because she was my housemate for a while when I was in college, and by sheer coincidence I wound up working for her husband for a while in San Francisco.

    Not that it matters in any way relating to the crisis, but she’s also a serious geek — she chaired our SF association after me. No idea if she still games. :)