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I understand I have very low name recognition. I’ve been asking friends and family, coworkers and bosses to write letters of recommendation about me for the campaign to give you a better idea of who I am and why I would be a good candidate for you.

“A hard worker who’s generous with his knowledge and skills.”

Eric Mahaffy is my grandfather.

My grandpa is a fascinating man who isn’t afraid of taking on unique challenges. 

From keeping a roof over our heads to making sure our cars stay running, his time often goes to providing for his family in one way or another. He’s kind and cares deeply for people. He taught us to be open to opportunities, even if it means going out of our comfort zone. When he told me he was thinking about running for office I wasn’t surprised at all. He has always been passionate about chasing his ambitions and helping others so this was the next logical step to continue doing just that.

Growing up we heard stories of his adventures and the people he met along the way. It’s inspiring to hear how he would get an idea and then with determination he would make his idea a reality.  He has a deep love for learning, trying new things, and meeting new people. I can’t count the adventures he and my grandma have taken us on, the people we’ve met, and what we’ve learned from asking questions. 

In mid-August 2017, he called me up and said, “I want to see the Eclipse in totality down in Oregon next week, wanna come?” I had my doubts about logistics, but I tell him “Sure!” and low and behold within an hour he found a cancelation at a pop-up campground in a farmer’s field in Madra Oregon. We camped and met people from across the world. Despite my doubts, he was able to execute a flawless once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Voting for Eric Mahaffy to represent you would be a great choice because not only is he a hard worker, but he’s generous with his knowledge and skills. He’s dedicated to finding the best solutions to problems. Voting for Eric would be voting for democracy. 

Jesika Leonard

“He is what we need in this divided time.”

When I think of Eric Mahaffy I think “larger than life”. He has strong opinions and loves to talk to anyone with an open mind.

He is a genuinely good person to the core and loves people for who they are. 

He is able to relate to all people and has lived among people from both the left and right of politics. He has even been happily married to his lovely wife for more than 30 years who do not share his political or religious beliefs. This is because he has a deep respect for good people even if they think differently.

We need people in politics that can bring both sides to the table to actually get something done. Eric would be the person to do this!

I hope you vote for Eric, he is what we need in this divided time.

Emily Sharp

“If you want someone who cares – you should vote for Eric Mahaffy!”

Eric Mahaffy is my older brother, and in my opinion, Washington State could not ask for a better person to represent them in congress. 

He has always been honest and hard-working and I know he would work even harder if given a chance to work for the public good.

As a brother, he has always been there for me. When something has gone wrong in my life he has always done everything he could to help. 

I know he does not like how divided our country has become and would weigh all sides of every issue – fairly and evenly. He would work hard to make sure all his constituents were heard. He would be a tireless advocate for working people because he understands what it takes to pay bills and put food on the table. 

After being self-employed most of his life he went back to school in his 40’s and became an electrician in order to provide a better living for his family. He always goes that extra mile.

Even when we were teenagers he would stop and help if someone’s car had broken down on the side of the road. He is simply put, a great guy.

If you want someone who cares – you should vote for Eric Mahaffy!

Savona Cook

“Eric Mahaffy is certain about the ideals and standards that he believes in.”

I have worked with Eric for quite some time now and I would say he is a great candidate to run for state representative. Eric Mahaffy is certain about the ideals and standards that he believes in. He is absolutely willing to follow through to make sure something gets done about the issues at hand. I think Eric has some great ideas that he would be able to bring to a larger audience, as well as the desire to fight for what other people believe in as well. This makes for a great candidate in my mind!

-James Connelly

“I have found him to be completely honest, unerringly reliable, and extremely thoughtful.”

I have known Eric Mahaffy for over 25 years. We met in Eugene, Oregon while training Service Dogs to assist individuals with physical and mental challenges.  We became friends very quickly, and in that time I have had the occasion to work with Eric on a number of projects.  He assisted and guided me on the building, plumbing,  and wiring of my house; I assisted him in the remodeling of his house, and he showed me how to do major auto repairs on my van.  During our many hours working together, we had long conversations on many different topics including economics and political governance.  In all the time I have known Eric, I have found him to be completely honest, unerringly reliable, and extremely thoughtful.  He is a man I truly trust, whose straightforward and forthright thoughts I value, and for whom I am extremely grateful to call a friend.

Rand Stamm