Mark Mays, Spokane psychologist and lawyer, to run for Congress

There are 20 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from Feb 22, 2008, titled Mark Mays, Spokane psychologist and lawyer, to run for Congress. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

Mark Mays of Spokane says he'll run as a Democrat for Congress in Washington's 5th District. via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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spokane citizns

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Terrifying to think that Mark Mays would have influence over anything.

His efforts are only self promoting.
friend of Tom Foley

Seattle, WA

#2 Apr 3, 2008
Mark Mays is a pathological insult to Tom Foley's legacy.
Tom Foley would do anyhting to secure the safety of children.
Spokane

Seattle, WA

#3 Apr 3, 2008
do not endoe=rse this man
Intellegent Discourse

Seattle, WA

#4 Apr 4, 2008
Mark Mays is a great man who stands for what he believes and refuses to play the typical politic games. I look forward to seeing him raise the level of public discussion on the issues we Washingtonians hold dear.

Since: Feb 08

San Antonio

#5 Apr 4, 2008
Intellegent Discourse wrote:
Mark Mays is a great man who stands for what he believes and refuses to play the typical politic games. I look forward to seeing him raise the level of public discussion on the issues we Washingtonians hold dear.
Do you know Mark Mays? Your ISP is Bothel-have you lived in E.WA or Spokane?
Not a Spokane resident

AOL

#6 Apr 8, 2008
spokane citizns wrote:
Terrifying to think that Mark Mays would have influence over anything.
His efforts are only self promoting.
For those of us who aren't well informed about Mays, can you please explain your objections? Certainly, he *must* be a superior candidate to Eileen Macoll.
Stan

Tuscaloosa, AL

#7 Apr 17, 2008
Mark Mays is a person of great integrity and wisdom. And compassion. It would be wonderful for the state and the nation if he became a congressman.

Since: Feb 08

San Antonio

#8 Apr 17, 2008
spokane citizns wrote:
Terrifying to think that Mark Mays would have influence over anything.
His efforts are only self promoting.
Could you please tell me what your opinion is based on? Do you know this man personally? Have you dealt with him through business, volunteer work, served on committies together? Been advisaries on particular issues? I know nothing of him and I would like to make an informed decision.

Since: Feb 08

San Antonio

#9 Apr 17, 2008
Stan wrote:
Mark Mays is a person of great integrity and wisdom. And compassion. It would be wonderful for the state and the nation if he became a congressman.
Please see above post.
Jim

Hartford, CT

#10 Apr 25, 2008
Mark Mays was/is a board member of Spokane Mental Health and I had the pleasure of working with him during my employment with the organization. I don't understand the negative comments; I have always found him to be a person of intelligence, humor and someone with a passion for people and their well-being. He will surely get my vote.

Since: Feb 08

San Antonio

#11 Apr 28, 2008
Jim wrote:
Mark Mays was/is a board member of Spokane Mental Health and I had the pleasure of working with him during my employment with the organization. I don't understand the negative comments; I have always found him to be a person of intelligence, humor and someone with a passion for people and their well-being. He will surely get my vote.
Your ISP is from another state, are you coming back to Spokane? If so, are you going to work on Mr.Mays campaign in any way? My sense is that this is a McMorris-Rogers kind of place. Do you have an opinion on her work?
Chelan PD

Wenatchee, WA

#12 May 7, 2008
I've known Mark for about 20 years. If I lived in the 5th I wold vote for Mark without a doubt. Unfortunately I'm stuck with Doc in the 4th.
Northie

Puyallup, WA

#13 May 7, 2008
I've heard good things about Mark from those who've worked with him. And Lord knows we need a better choice than Bush's rubber stamp McMorris-Rodgers--unless we'd like to keep spending our blood and treasure in Iraq for the next century.
Blue Spokane

Spokane, WA

#14 May 30, 2008
Cathy McMorris-Rogers has been nothing more than a "yes" person for the Bush regime. Not only that she has just stabbed servicemen and women in the back by voting against the New G.I. Bill. In 2006, Cathy McMorris-Rogers almost lost to Peter Goldmark. Her seat is not as safe as many righties would like to believe. I am willing to give Mark Mays a chance. From what I hear and have read, I think he would make a good Congressman.
The bottom line is it is time to clean house in the other Washington and get rid of these war-mongering, Anti-American Neocons. Cathy McMorris is one of those people. It is time for her to come home
Comeonnow94

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2008
I don't know Mays, but I'm going to research. At the end of the day, for me as most have seen from my posts it is about energy prices and inflation.

How are neocons anti-American Blue Spokane?

Oh, and I was a GI. Any business and government should tie incentives to keeping people at the business - the GI bill didn't do that.

Hell, I would have loved that GI bill - do 2 years and get 4 years worth of education. But the volunteer military has to have people stay in and not simply turn and churn every 2 years. Or are you for a draft?

It's time to send Cathy McMorris back...for ANWR drilling and smart decision making. Unlike the Democratic congress that now has us as $4 gas.
IN 99004 WA

Baltimore, MD

#16 Jun 18, 2008
Mr. Mays was a democratic party chairman of some ilk, if memory serves...
Is it any suprise he is now running for political office ?
His longstanding profession as a forensic court appointed psychologist and lawyer seem to suggest, given the current condition of government, that his political aspirations would make him well suited in a political landscape steeped in satisfying needs for excessive control of others..
Sometimes, people in the 'helping' professions -law, psychology, medicine, etc. are more tuned towrds promoting themselves, controlling others or receiving adulation for their 'efforts' to ameliorate their feelings of inadequacy rather than working towards truly beneficial solutions.
I would expect Mr. Mays to tow the democratic party line very closely with few excursions of original thought concerning effective governance.
I'll be looking for Mark on the 2024 Democratic ticket for Governor of Washington.
Mays supporter

Spokane, WA

#17 Jul 9, 2008
I personally know and highly, highly respect Mark Mays and what he stands for, both as a person and a future politician. He is not, nor would he be, your typical politician. He is not a 'yes' man, unlike Cathy McMorris. He stands for what he believes, is an individual, has extreme integrity, and gives credit where credit is due - even to Cathy when she has actually, though perhaps accidentally, done something beneficial for the people in the 5th. He is exactly what we need in D.C. He represents a positive move toward change and the need to "clean house." Check out his website - votemarkmays.com -it's well worth your time.
Mark Mays supporter

Spokane, WA

#19 Jul 18, 2008
spokane citizns wrote:
Terrifying to think that Mark Mays would have influence over anything.
His efforts are only self promoting.
I have known Mark Mays for several years and respect his political views as well as his personal life. We need more people like Mark Mays in congress who are not only intelligent but who have compassion and care for human kind. Obviously you do not know Mark Mays as your comment makes no sense
Mark Mays supporter

Spokane, WA

#20 Jul 18, 2008
friend of Tom Foley wrote:
Mark Mays is a pathological insult to Tom Foley's legacy.
Tom Foley would do anyhting to secure the safety of children.
Are you kidding? Do you know Mark Mays.
lynnette

Lamoni, IA

#21 Jul 18, 2008
I just want to warn you nice people very early in your discussion: often people adopt names that are misleading (maybe Friend of Tom Foley?), and some pretend to be one thing when they really are another. You will see lots of "Hillary supporters" who are unreasonable cry-babies and hate Obama and will vote for McCain -- when they really are right-wing GOP operatives or supporters, trying to stir up trouble and keep Democrats divided. I was not for Hillary (prefer: Edwards, Biden, Obama, Chuck Hagel, in varying order, at varying times, on varying issues), and I do not want her or a supporter like Ted Strickland for VP. But when I hear Jay Inslee speak about energy in House debate and hearings, I think he should have more influence and power - and wasn't he a Hillary supporter? So it is in the drawing of reasonable distinctions - usually between policy-oriented people (good policy) and power-hungry people - that one can tell an honest comment from a possibly dishonest and manipulative one. I think the GOP in Washington State and DC have proven themselves to be unscrupulous - getting rid of that very impressive U. S. Attorney (McKay, was it?) I saw him testify before a House Judiciary subcommittee - on CSpan --and thought he was the most impressive of the 7 or 8 who got fired for not being "Bushies." Wasn't Hastings involved in trying to make an improper phone call leaning on the USAtty to prosecute Democrats before the election? and didn't that USAtty say that he saw what was coming and cut off the phone call in a hurry, to prevent the improper pressure? You should read David Ignaeus (sp?) book InJustice, about the firings. Proably much more information there about what went on. In my view it was an impeachable offense - what Bush (thru Rove thru others thru no one knew who did it) did in firing them. Go blue, Washington, please. Good chance that we in Iowa will too.

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