Please wish me a happy birthday (turning 58). Help me celebrate. What are best birthday gifts? 2 things …

Tues, Dec 19, 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

One day just isn’t enough.

So I’m celebrating my birthday all week.

Here’s me as a baby – born December 22, 1965.

And yes, I’ve had a big round Charlie Brown head since day one. 

I was born in Yakima and was immediately put up for adoption.

I was very fortunate by being chosen as the youngest of the “Eyman family” (I have an older brother and older sister).

My adoptive mom Dolores Eyman saved EVERYTHING …

So I’m gonna share a couple of things that you might find funny / interesting.

Here’s my first school picture from kindergarten: 

Knowing what you know about me now, read the commentary by my first teacher — Mrs. Nerpel — on my first report card:

Tim is self confident and is able to express himself well. He obeys classroom rules and appears to be a very happy boy. He is able to get along well with others and is friendly.”

Tim is able to express his thoughts and ideas fluently in standard english.”

Tim appears to understand concepts very well and participate in discussions concerning science and social studies. … He shows a great interest in the world around him.”

Too funny.

I went to Wide Hollow Elementary, West Valley Junior High, and West Valley High School, and then graduated from WSU with a business degree.

I did very well in school and my sport was wrestling.

I started out “scrawny” (this picture was taken in 7th grade on the first day before they even taught us a “wrestling stance”):

For years, I lost all the time.

But I stuck with it.

I wrestled in high school too and did pretty well.

But when I got an academic scholarship to WSU, I assumed I was done with it. 

But one of my best friends who was on WAZZU’s wrestling team convinced me to become a “walk on” member of the team.

I’m so happy I did.

Here’s when I was a sophomore:

WSU cancelled the program after my sophomore year, but I loved it so much that I found opportunities to keep doing it at various fraternity events.

Here’s when I was a junior:

And here’s when I was a senior (a photographer for the Pullman Daily News just happened to get a shot of me jumping off the “top turnbuckle” which was actually the top of a ladder):

Wrestling taught me invaluable lessons that have really helped me in the political arena.

Using the weight and power of your opponent against them.

Persistence, never quitting, always staying on offense.

This Friday, December 22, I will turn 58.

I’ll be celebrating it all week long.

Despite all the awfulness of the past 11 years being targeted by the government, I have so much to be thankful for.

Most especially my family:

And all of you.

There are literally thousands of heroic individuals who have helped me overcome tremendous challenges over these past 2+ decades.  

Together, we have accomplished so many extraordinary things:

It’s because of you — your prayers, your friendship, your support — that I feel like this EVERY SINGLE DAY:


For 58 years, it’s been a thrilling, exhilarating roller coaster ride.

And I know the best is yet to come. 

I will be celebrating those 58 years of my life every day this week.

There are 2 birthday gifts I’m asking for: 

1) Keep collecting signatures and mail in all your partially filled and fully filled petitions for Jim Walsh’s initiatives – the campaign is scrambling to get the “final 3” over the finish line by the Dec 29th turn-in deadline:

Jim Walsh’s 6 common sense initiatives qualifying for and appearing on the all-important Nov 2024 ballot … THAT is a perfect birthday gift!

2) Do the best you can to support the Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund so Richard can get the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional ruling overturned.

We need to make sure this never happens to anyone else ever again. 

Help me survive this so we can continue to score victories for the people of our state and our nation.

Every time you help me is another chance for you to make sure Bob Ferguson fails to stop us! 

I urge you to send in your most generous birthday donation THIS WEEK!

Mail your check to: 

Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund
17404 Meridian Ave E #F PMB 176
Puyallup, WA, 98375

Or donate online:

By GiveSendGo (credit/debit card)
By Paypal (donate using PayPal or using a credit/debit card)

With your help, we 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.



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

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(I can’t access any of my other email addresses — grrr!)

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