Endorsed By Washington State Rep. Matt Shea
“For 24 years Republican Ron Paul has
consistently practiced what he
preaches – lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.”
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed today by
Washington State Representative Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley).
Representing the 4th District, Rep. Shea serves an area that includes
Liberty Lake, Otis Orchards, and Spokane Valley.
In making his public endorsement, Rep. Shea issued the following
“Ron Paul is right. A bloated, out of control, unaccountable
government and Federal Reserve threatens the very existence of our
Republic. America needs a dramatic change in direction...not mere
talk. For 24 years Republican Ron Paul has consistently practiced
he preaches – lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.
“From introducing legislation to exempt restaurant tips from the income
tax to demanding an audit of the Federal Reserve, Ron Paul has served
by example and changed the debate for a generation. On foreign
matters, I support Israel and that is why I support Ron
Paul. He is
the only candidate to consistently vote against foreign aid to Israel's
enemies and publicly back Israel's right to defend itself without U.S.
permission, illustrated by his lone 1981 vote to not condemn Israel for
attacking the Iraqi Osirak Nuclear Reactor. Ron Paul is the only
who has a real plan
Matt Shea is a practicing attorney in Spokane Valley. He is
of Gonzaga University and cum Laude graduate of Gonzaga Law
Matt is a decorated United States Army combat veteran having
tours overseas, including eight months in Bosnia as a platoon leader,
and 11 months in Baghdad as a company commander. He was named
Legislator of the Year" in 2009 by the Everett Herald and is a leader
in the Tenth Amendment movement.
In addition to his endorsement as a lawmaker in the Evergreen State, as
a function of this announcement Rep. Shea also joins the national
advisory board of “Veterans for Ron Paul
,” in particular its
Washington steering committee.
Providing a strong boost to Ron Paul’s Washington State organization,
such endorsements present Ron Paul as the conservative alternative to
Mitt Romney. They also demonstrate that the 12-term Congressman
Texas has the only campaign organization capable of maintaining a
50-state competition with the moderate-establishment Romney.