copy of candidate statement for mayor of city of olympia, wa

This is copy of CANDIDATE STATEMEN i submitted to voter guide:
Bunch of folks asked me to run for Olympia City Council.  Said I would if they were registered to vote.  I have Facebook page.    2nd email address is:   Too many in Olympia are out of work, had hours cut, incomes cut, live paycheck to paycheck, lack decent health CARE, or are homeless.  Too many are drowning in College Loan debt, have mortgages they can't afford to pay, have homes not worth what they paid for. 
Too many fear terrorists, fear an expanding World War, fear losing civil rights, fear criminals ruling streets, fear being jailed for their beliefs, fear an out of control government.  2nd Great Depression continues to destroy much of Olympia Mainstreet even if Wall Street bubbles upward.
Is Olympia Broke like many towns and cities and tax people out of their homes and businesses?  Will Olympia deal with aging infra

Author Mitchell S. Jackson @ the Olympia Library

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Mitchell Jackson is an all-too-rare success story. He grew in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Portland, Oregon during the crack epidemic of the 1990’s. He went to prison for selling drugs, yet managed to channel his hard times into a book that is already being considered for literary prizes.
"It’s tough to write beautifully about ugly things,” writes award-winning author Victor LaValle, “but Mitchell Jackson makes it look easy.” The story focuses on a man and a woman – his mother - trying to overcome the enormous hurdles life has put in front of them. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that, in this situation, simply doing one’s best takes great courage.
All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.

Summer Reading Begins

Fri, 06/12/2015 (All day)
Summer reading begins! Head to the library and sign up for our annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is superheroes: "Every Hero has a Story" for children, "Unmask!" for teens, and “Escape the Ordinary” for adults. Adults can complete challenges and earn a chance to win one of our exciting grand prizes. The program runs from June 12 through Labor Day, with the Summer Reading Party for kids on August 18.

Family Support Center's Comedy for a Cause Dinner Show- headliner Susan Rice!

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Comedy for a Cause 2015

Are you ready to laugh like never before while supporting families in your community?


Join us on Saturday, June 13th   6:00 pm   

Lucky Eagle Hotel & Casino

Enjoy Comedy for a Cause including a full dinner, comedy show and raffle


$40 per person, or $360 for a Table of 10  



Improv Night at Harlequin Productions

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Something Wicked, the improv comedy troupe of Harlequin Productions, presents You Are Here: An Improv Show on Wednesday May 20 from 8-9:30 PM. The show features the celebrated comedy troupe performing their high-energy brand of improv in a performance guided by audience suggestions.

In the first act, Something Wicked will perform a series of quick, fast-paced games. In the second act, the troupe will present an improv format called a ‘monoscene.’ In this format, an improvised story takes place entirely in a single location, which is selected by the audience.

 “The short-form games are always a crowd pleaser,” said troupe member Vanessa Postil. “And the long-form piece we’ll be doing is a really interesting and fun format. This one’s going to be an awesome show.”

 Improv fans can purchase tickets at, or by calling 360/786-0151. Admission is $15 with $10 rush tickets available at the Box Office 30 minutes before the show.

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

Prophet Atlantis running for Olympia Mayor


Running for City of Olympia Mayor, 5/11/2015


Bunch of folks asked me to run for City of Olympia Council.  Said I would do so if they could prove they were registered to vote and would vote in Primary as well as General Election, even if for others.  Enough did. Nice.

I have Facebook page.

Facebook won't let me use my properly spelled name so i had to add a letter  " T " after prophet.  Plus there is a period (   .  ) after Prophett.    

Some Facebook emails may get bounced or returned.  My regular email address is.



Too many folks are out of work, had hours cut, income cut, lack decent health CARE, or are couch surfing or homeless.  Too many of my friends can't afford their own computer or internet access.  too many are drowning in College Loan debt.  Too many have mortgages they can't pay on homes that are not worth anything close to what they paid or what they are assessed for property taxes.  Too many folks live pay check to pay check.   This country is getting deeper into World War 3.  The 2nd Great Depression continues to destroy Mainstreet even if some parts of Wall Street climb upwards.


Help support clean energy and slow global warming without raising taxes

As some of you probably already know, I'm now helping do the organizing for Initiative 732 in Thurston County. It would cut the state sales tax by one percent, basically get rid of the B&O tax for manufacturing, give a tax rebate of up to $1,500 to 400,000 working families, and then raise the same amount of money for State programs by taxing fossil fuels. In a nutshell, it's a revenue neutral tax swap - it taxes things we’d like to support less, and then makes up for those cuts by taxing things that we’d like less of, like CO2 pollution, more.

We've just begun actually gathering signatures - to get enough of them we will have to have a little help from many, many people.

For starters, we're asking people to participate in something I'm calling "Ten Days for the Climate" - you just get a petition and a little advice about getting started from us, you talk to the people you see during the week and people you know in your neighborhood about signing it, and we pick it up from you after ten days.

Of course, if you'd like to do more, especially coming to an event this summer and helping one of us collect signatures, or donating to the campaign, that would be great!

For more information or to donate, see To talk more about how you might help with the campaign in Thurston County or to get a petition, call me up at 352-2209 or email me at

P.S. Here's one of the many reasons I'm spending my spare time this summer working on this - my granddaughter Hazel:

City Fleet Wins Clean Cities Award

From today's inbox:

Best performance by a small public fleet: City of Olympia

A founding member of our coalition (a member since 1998!), the City of Olympia is also an early experimenter with electric vehicles. Though early experimentations weren’t very satisfying, City of Olympia persevered, and found a creative a way to adopt electric vehicles – using leases, rather than purchasing outright. This allows them to benefit from the federal tax credits, and provides flexibility to return the vehicles in the future should they want to upgrade to newer electric vehicles. The City of Olympia subsequently became the first public fleet in Washington to lease electric vehicles. What’s more, this fleet has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the past year by:

  • Increasing its use of biodiesel and propane autogas
  • Expanding their hybrid fleet
  • Launching a telematics pilot project

About WWCC (Western WA Clean Cities):  

We are a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to expanding the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, we provide education, technical expertise, networking opportunities and funding assistance to help members invest in local, sustainable transportation solutions – which not only supports our regional economy and protects our beautiful environment, but can green your bottom line. We are one of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions across the country advancing the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation.

Olympia Poetry Grand Slam - with Tara Hardy

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Olympia People's Mic, Olympia's only weekly poetry show is holding the biggest baddest production we've ever organized... The 1st [EVER] Olympia Poetry Grand Slam!!!

Nine Olympia poets have earned a spot in this celebration of performance and literature, where they will flex their pens, set fire to the microphone, and stretch their truth-telling to the limit, competing for a place on the 1st ever Olympia team at the National Poetry Slam this August.

Author Visit: Stacy Wakefield

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Join us at the Olympia Timberland Library for an evening with Stacy Wakefield to enjoy a rare, first-hand look at the largely undocumented New York City squatting movement of the 1990s.

Stacy Wakefield has worked as design director for Index magazine, Artforum, and Bookforum.

Best known for her seminal nonfiction book "Not for Rent"—one of the first to chronicle squatting in the modern era, and an underground classic — Stacy will be talking about her new novel, The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory, a riveting coming-of-age story that follows a young woman's experience with squatting NYC buildings in the 1990s.

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave SE. All library programs are free and open to the public. This program occurs after library open hours and no other library services will be available.

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