Fighting against $2000 property tax increase. Read our statement in voters’ pamphlet. Get ready for video of “the” debate on it (it airs tonight so I’ll share clip of it with everyone soon).

Fri, April 7, 2023


To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state
(cc’d to the media, house & senate members, and Governor, and other candidates for office)

From: Tim Eyman, Fighting for Taxpayers for 26 years

We’ve already won Round 1 of this battle.

Because prior to 2001, the state, counties, cities, and other local governments were allowed to increase property taxes 6% every year.

So property taxes were skyrocketing.


Beecause every level of government was automatically taking the full 6% (so the state government raised property taxes 6% every year, counties 6% every year, cities 6% every year, ports 6% every year, park / fire / library / cemetary / mosquito districts all increased property taxes 6% every year).

All those 6’s compounded and were sending property taxes THROUGH THE ROOF.

But then in 2001, 58% of voters sent a clear message by passing our initiative: “OK, here’s how it’s gonna work from now on: each government gets a 1% increase. If you want more than that, you have to explain why and ask the voters’ permission at the ballot box.”

On April 25th, there’s a special election in King County where the government is asking the voters to approve Proposition 1 which is a $1.25 BILLION property tax increase (about $2000 more in property taxes — which is over and above the amount we’re already paying).

The ballots and voters pamphlets were mailed out this past Wednesday (April 5th).

What’s this huge tax increase supposedly going to be spent on?

Constructing 5 new buildings somewhere in King County (they won’t tell us where).

And the fatal flaw: the “implementation plan” will be devised and shared with the public only IF AND AFTER the voters pass Proposition 1.

Again, without our initiative — which is still the law 22 years later — the government would’ve automatically taken that $1.25 billion without asking our permission (and other governments would too).

So the fact that they’re being forced to ask is a big victory.

Now, how do you convince King County voters to vote no?

I and two super citizens from King County (Jim Coombes and Suzie Burke) signed up to write the con statement for the voters pamphlet (no easy task — they made it extremely difficult and provided very little time to form a committee and to write the statement and rebuttal).

Read it and let me know what you think:

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Again, I feel great that we even got a con argument and rebuttal submitted (the system is so rigged it was a Herculean task just to get through the gauntlet they set up — their obvious goal was to be able to say there’s no opposition to it).

But we broke through their rigged system with …

Yesterday on the Seattle Channel (in the basement of Seattle City Hall), they recorded a 20 minute debate between me and the prime sponsor of Proposition 1: new King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay who frankly did the public a service by taking out former councilmember Larry Gossett (let’s just say Larry wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer ).

I came out swinging — hammering home the points made above.

And when asked why there were so many groups endorsing it, I pointed out: “Of course the pigs at the trough are lining up for it because they’re gonna get the money — the $1.25 billion. Whaddya expect?”

I thoroughly enjoyed it — battling in the political arena is what I was born to do.

It’s airing tonight (Friday).

But when I get the link to the debate, I’ll share it immediately so you can watch it at your convenience on your phone or computer. It’ll air multiple times on the Seattle Channel over the next several weeks.

Every time the AG knocks me down and you help me get back up is another Ferguson failure.

I urge you to help me survive this political persecution by donating to my legal defense fund so that Richard can get the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional ruling overturned: 

Mail your check to:

Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund, 17404 Meridian Ave E Suite F PMB 176, Puyallup, WA 98375
Or donate online:
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And thank you.


With your help, I will keep fighting for the people across our nation with initiatives, lawsuits, lobbying, and helping elect more freedom-loving elected officials.

I love you all.


Tim Eyman

You can call or text me anytime: 509-991-5295

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