Of course, $1,400 of that came from Dal LaMagna of Poulsbo, who lists his occupation as "Progressive Government". Here's a brief bio on Dal:
Dal is founder of the Progressive Government Institute. Dal LaMagna was also the founder and CEO of TWEEZERMAN Corporation in Port Washington, New York. He founded the company in 1980 and built Tweezerman into a multi-national premier personal care tool brand. The company's mission is practice responsible capitalism by striving to benefit all stakeholders: including financial partners, employees, customers, vendors, the community and the natural environment.Another $500 came from failed Democratic Congressional candidate and former West Coast Hospitality CEO Don Barbieri. $700 more came from Caitlin's dad Dave, who is a Seattle talk radio host. Plus $100 from donors in New York state.
Dal served on the Advisory Board of Directors and was chair of the Best Tools & Practices Committee of the Social Venture Network. He is a member of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities. He is part of the Founder's Circle for The Positive Future Network, the publisher of Yes Magazine. He serves on the Dean's Council for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Dal LaMagna ran for U.S. Congress in the 3rd Congressional District, New York as the Democratic and Independent candidate in 1996. In 1997 he ran for the office of Town Supervisor for Oyster Bay. In 2000 he ran for U.S. Congress again as the Democratic, Working Families, and Green Party Candidate.
Dal received his MBA from Harvard in 1971. In 2002 Dal graduated from the MPA-Mid-Career program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard as a Littauer Fellow. His B.A. was earned at Providence College
Okay, so Ross has some outsider, left-wing millionaire friends as backers. What about donors within the district? I could only find $545 in donations listed from within the 9th District, all from Pullman. They include our old friends, Don and Pat Orlich and Matthew "Indiana" Root
Ross's mailing address is listed as: "10211 E. Connor Rd. Valleyford, WA 99036-9703". Interestingly enough, that is also the address listed for David Koch, Campaign Advisor, Tyler Ormsby, Campaign Manager, and Christopher Jackson, Treasurer.
A "David Koch" lists his address as "10211 E CONNOR RD SPOKANE WA 99036" in a list of Spokane County Precinct Committee Officer candidates for the 2006 election. That address also shows up in a Google phone book search for "David Koch". Apparently, his home serves as Ms. Ross's campaign headquarters.
Does Ross even have a residence in the 9th District? Who knows. With all this outside money, we're supposed to believe Ross will represent our interests us in the House? Sorry, behind the eager beaver intern enthusiasm, something unpleasant is lurking.