Why I Run:
County Government Has Unused Powers to Make Our Lives Better.

Local governments are closer to the people, and that is where real power resides.

Ban the Growing of GMO Crops in Snohomish County.
Local governments have the power to do this, and we should do it.

Phase in an a fair minimum wage.
What better way to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?
The poor make less now than they did in 1968 in equivalent dollars.
Studies find that businesses are helped more than they are hurt by better worker wages.

Lower the voting age for all county offices to 16.
They can work unlimited hours, pay taxes, can drive, can consent to personal relationships.
They can go before a judge and be emancipaged.
They understand computing better than adults, and are idealistic.
They are in the schools and can give needed input on which can be done to improve schools.

Build a fiber optic internet for Snohomish County.
I’m a blogger. I can have 20 windows open at a time. And it is sloooow.
Mount Vernon provides speeds 300 times faster for the same price.
It will be a business magnet.

Help me work to stop coal and oil trains.
Coal trains will dump thousands of pounds of coal dust per mile per year along our coast.
The few fish left will be too contaminated with mercury to eat or sell.
Oil trains are too dangerous to be passing through Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Everett, Marysville, Stanwood.

The way Community Transit operates needs to be rethought.
It does some things well, but it does a poor job of getting riders to transit centers,

and it fails to give good service to those who do not own cars
and who depend on transit the most.

Extend Light Rail To Everett:
The way to get light rail to Everett is to increase ridership and revenues.
The way to do that is to find a way to get people to and from the transit centers.
My flex van proposal will do that. With more ridership, the system will bring in more revenues,
and our sales tax subsidy to transit will deliver more service for the same money.

Boycott power from dirty, dangerous,
and expensive nuclear plant

The Columbia Generating Station at Richland lies on a major fault.
It is a disaster waiting to happen.

Stop spraying Roundup On Street and Roads

Bicycling is a Form of Mass Transit

School Food
I have written a foodways book, including recipes.
I will help schools prepare low-cost, nutritious food that kids will gobble up.

Plastic bags should be banned.

We should go slow on microwave smart meters.
They will constitute a security hole into our privacy. They catch fire.
They do not save the consumer money. They do not save the utility company money.
Some people are especially sensitive to microwaves at close range.

Propeller planes should not be allowed to burn leaded avgas.
which continues to poison areas around airports.

The People of Snohomish County Deserve Clean, Safe Water.
We add dental chemicals to our water,
which leach lead from plumbing in large quantities.
These chemicals are called “fluoride”, but it is not pharmaceutical grade fluoride.
It contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and thallium.

These chemicals are most harmful to the growing embryo, fetus, and baby.
They are mostly or completely ineffective at preventing tooth decay,
and there are better ways to kill decay bacteria.

Fluoridation is a chemical company scam to sell toxic scrubber liquor waste
from the smokestacks of phosphate fertilizer plants at a profit.
It is also illegal under Washington law.
Those who support fluoridation are uninformed dupes at best and fraudsters at worst.

Questions for John and Carolyn:
Why are you not addressing the issues that James is raising?

Which is more important, experience at maintaining the political status quo,
which my opponents offer,

or experience outside the limiting confines of politics,
plus knowledge about how to bring about real change?


Unafraid to take on controversial and difficult issues:
Politicians generally avoid controversial issues if they can.
Why take the risk if taking the position might turn away people
who otherwise would vote for you?
Also, politicians may not understand such complex issues.

Newspaper Coverage:
Mostly it has been praise for John and little mention of James and Carolyn.

More About James
He’s a well-balanced, level-headed guy.

Video Clips

PO Box 2276, Lynnwood Washington 98036
425-774-6611, 888-999-2022
Email: James at James Deal dot Com


  1. I read your website about the fluoride class action with re-newed hope that someone like yourself and other high profile people are fighting against the fluoridation of drinking water. The health impact of fluoridation is devastating enough but to learnt that it disproportionately effect the Black and Hispanic community is even more disgusting.

    We are a small group of people in Northern Ireland who are fighting against the possible fluoridation of our water. At the moment our politicians are not listening to us. Could you please give us some idea of what impact fluoridation is having on the Black and Hispanic communities and any insights into how to proceed with our challenge in Northern Ireland.

    Would you or any of your colleagues be willing to write to our Health Minister and explain to him just what impact fluoridation is having from your experience of dealing with those effected by it. I know you are very busy but this would greatly help our campaign over here.

    Perhaps you could explain how you went about bringing this legal action, what obstacles and arguements you faced and how you overcame them please, to see if we could do something similar over here.

    Thanks very much for your time.
    Stephen McMurray

    • From James: The fight against adding toxic waste drugs containing lead, arsenic, and hydrogen fluoride to our drinking water is a world wide fight. It is not a communist conspiracy; it is a chemical company conspiracy – to turn toxic waste which would cost a lot of money to dispose of into a dental elixer. See http://www.Fluoride-Class-Action.com/Sham for the full story of how this fraud got started.

  2. I wish I could vote for you, Mr. Deal, but while I grew up in beautiful Snohomish County, I now live in King County. Rarely have I ever had the opportunity to vote for such a strong environmental advocate, as you obviously are—and NEVER for county executive! You have done what no other politician in our state, that I’m aware of, has had the courage to do—that is, to vocally and knowledgeably speak out against adding the toxic waste product fluorosilicic acid (inaccurately called “fluoride”) to public drinking water. I sincerely hope that Snohomish County voters recognize the gem of a leader that they could have in you. You have so much to offer and so many refreshing beliefs and ideas! Snohomish County is thirsty for an impeccably honest county executive and you would fill that need perfectly. I wish you the best of luck in your campaign!

  3. Thank you for running. Many people don’t seem to realize what is happening to us because of the simple lack of “REAL” food and “CLEAN” water. I believe that most illness is caused by not having these.
    We will be voting for you, good luck!

  4. Mr. Deal,

    Thank you for running for County Exec. The Democratic Party Platform includes most of your points, however, I see and hear very little action and discussion on these areas. Senator Maralyn Chase is an exceptional exception.

    Food Inc., was widely viewed… so some of us know Food is Medicine (or can be toxic..) Have you seen Against the Grain ? re Monsanto….

    I schedule speakers in a number of situations and will contact you later …


  5. All of James Deal’s ideas are for making our lives better, and from his past actions I know he will fight to

    remove the harmful toxins that we have been exposed to.

    James Deal is an honest, knowledgeable, informed man who will be an excellent County Executive!

    So… for the BEST DEAL, vote for JAMES DEAL.


  6. Dick McManus for Snohomish County Charter Review Commission District Two

    Snohomish County Progressives/Liberals Uncensored website
    Dick McManus News and Views That Corporate Media Tries Hard to Hide

    Prosecute Bush for war crimes

    Impeach Antonin Scalia for Supporting Torture
    my online book SOME UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE U.S. – a work in progress
    You should skip the CIA Table of Organization that I put at the beginning of each chapter to find the written history. Learn about the crimes of the CIA and US war crimes, Department of Justice- cover-up of drug trafficking, etc
    by Dick McManus
    Chief Warrant Officer-3/counterintelligence special agent, and combat paramedic, Vietnam, US Army retired, BS in psychology and nursing –
    Everett, WA

    9/11 Truth Seattle
    Pilots for 9/11 Truth

    Demanding a new Congressional investigation of 9/11

    Democrats Demanding a new Congressional investigation of 9/11

    The End of Cheap Oil

    Running on Empty Caucus of United States Democrats

    Changing the norm to help stop global warming

  7. Third political parties have no chance of winning elections

    Green Democratic Party of the USA

    I want a plan “B” in case technology does not come to our rescue. As it stand now we are just hoping technology will come to our rescue. There are no sustainable energy sources that will rescue us at our current population levels . Global warming will only be mitigated with extremely stringent emissions policies that reduce our consumption rates.

    We will not continue to see the same energy use per person or services provided to each person by increasing the use of sustainable energy methods and improved efficiency in the use of energy.

    If is false to assume by reducing consumption and by constructing sustainable energy infrastructure and then everything will level out and avoid the collapse of industrial civilization.

    Americans have a right to want zero population growth and this cannot happen due to our national immigration policy.

    2. Ethical population reduction must be a part of any plan to rationally deal with peak oil (the end of cheap oil, natural gas, and coal), global climate change, species decline or extinction, and natural resources depletion.

    3. We must change our ethical standard and agree that the most ethical behavior is to adopt a child and it is a bit less ethical to only have one child or twins. We must help educate women in the world.

    4. Global climate change will only be mitigated with extremely stringent emissions policies that reduce our consumption rates.
    But now 86% of the world’s population lives in countries where the demands made on nature – the nation’s “ecological footprint” – outstrip what that country’s resources can cope with.

    The Global Footprint Network, which calculates earth overshoot day, said it would currently take 1.5 Earths to produce the renewable natural resources needed to support human requirements. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/19/earth-ecological-debt-earlier

    Climate Change and Population are related.
    The Aspen Institute has estimated that voluntary family planning for all who want it could provide 8 to 15 percent of needed carbon reductions. David Wheeler and Dan Hammer at the Center for Global Development argue that putting climate dollars into family planning programs (to make up for expected shortfalls) compares favorably to many investments in low-carbon technologies.
    In developing countries, more than 220 million women want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives. In developed countries, removing barriers to top-tier, long-acting contraceptives like IUDs and implants dramatically changes the rate of unintended pregnancy.
    In 2014, the vast majority (87 percent) of scientists said that human activity is driving global warming, and yet only half the American public ascribed to that view. And 77 percent of scientists said climate change is a very serious problem. In comparison, only 33 percent of the general public said it was a very serious problem in a 2013 poll.

    Here are some good videos




    Right now in the United States it takes ten calories of oil – seven of them imported – to grow and get to table one calorie of food.

    The End of Cheap Oil

    Running on Empty Caucus of United States Democrats

    A new study finds more than 80 percent of the world’s known coal reserves, and about half of gas reserves, must remain unburned in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

    abrupt global warming

    Science of Climate Change – Water Climate and Society: Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World
    Climate change videos
    part 2/2 human cause of global warming

    methane bomb

    Changing the norm to help stop global warming

  8. Weeding out the psycho-talking the candidates for public office and our US military

    We need to be asking all our candidates and elected officials what they don’t believe in to weed out the psycho-talkers. I do not believe the following these things.

    Do they believe people have actually seen an alien being or space ship/UFO from out-space; notwithstanding that people have seen strange things/lights in the sky that are unexplained.

    Do you believe the AFT officers wanted to kill children at WACO.

    Do they believe some intelligence beings (aliens) from another solar system planted a seed into an Earth animals that evolved in humans (jump starting human evolution), that some our advanced technology was copied from alien space craft that crashed, that the US government has recovered parts of an alien out-space craft, or aliens brought to earth technology that that uses pyramids and/or obelisks to make energy, and do they believe that some intelligence beings are watching humans on Earth and waiting for us to grow more civilized or whatever. And they are communicating with us in code via crop circles.

    Do they believe we will never run out of CHEAP oil.

    Do they believe that Nikola Tesla invented unlimited, free energy and the energy producing, companies are keeping it a secret.

    Do they believe that people can bend spoons with their minds, they can somehow predict what will happen in the future, communicate with dead people, and read other people’s thoughts.

    Do they believe in ghosts, human vanpires, and/or demons. That on a clear night a full moon can makes people loony.

    Do they believe that the US did not really landed a man on the moon, that the holocaust of the Jews did not happened, and that our national income tax is unconstitutional.

    Do they believe that global warming is a myth or is not man-made.

    Do they believe that low levels of fluoride used to prevent tooth decay in our drinking water, is poisoning our citizens.

    Do they believe WACO was a deliberately plan by the FBI to kill children.

    Weirdest Fundamentalist Christian beliefs:
    Do they believe:
    1) Same-sex marriage is an elaborate scheme concocted by lesbians to entrap men.
    2) Gay men wear special rings for the sole purpose of giving innocent straights HIV.
    3) The abortion-mad Chinese eat human fetuses.
    4) Crazed liberals in Illinois want to teach 5-year-olds how to have sex.
    5) Charles Darwin took it all back the day he died.
    6) They are trying to lure your children into Satanism with Harry Potter books.
    9) Birth control pill turns your uterus into a grave littered with teeny-weeny corpses of fully formed babies.
    10) Do they believe babies born with birth defects are God’s “special punishment” for women who have had abortions.
    11) Do they believe that every bad thing that happens is because in the recent decades, God removed his hedge of protection from the United States, in order to punish us for “turning our back on God.” Or removed her hedge of protection…

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