I’m Jason Ritchie, a pissed off non-politician running for Congress. I’m a Democrat ready to Flip A District in Washington State. AMA!
When Congress shut down the government in 2013, my business suffered. When I learned that the shutdown, which accomplished absolutely nothing, cost taxpayers like you and me $24 billion, I got angry. When I discovered that my own representative, Dave Reichert (WA-8) voted for this useless government shutdown, I got busy.
The shutdown shows how out of touch Dave Reichert is, but it goes beyond that. He favors warrantless wiretapping on American citizens. He opposes women's right to make their own health decisions, he is unwilling to support comprehensive immigration reform and he ignores important issues like campaign finance reform and net neutrality. My opponent hasn’t held a town hall meeting since 2005 and hasn’t been able to pass a bill he sponsored except one that renamed a post office. He’s so ineffective, he’s been nominated for Bill Maher’s Flip A District campaign.
I am not a politician. I’m a small business owner, husband and dad. I believe that American citizens have a right to privacy. I believe that women have a right to make their own healthcare decisions. I believe that we need comprehensive immigration and campaign finance reform. I believe in action, not in talk.
I want to be part of the change we desperately need in our stagnant congress. Ask me anything!
Edit: My Proof
Edit2: I appreciate all the questions, this was a ton of fun. I'll try to check in later in case there are more - thanks!
Edit3: Back for a bit to answer some more questions, in the midst of a twitter bomb with #WA8 and #FlipADistrict!
Edit4: I'm still answering questions, keep them coming (9:29pm PST) Edit5: Still here, still answering questions. (10:54pm PST)
Edit6: Its midnight here and I'm going to hit the hay, thanks everyone for some great questions. If you have any further questions you can contact my campaign on twitter or via our website.