We see it here on his campaign web site:
Employment Owner of Columbia Gorge Medical Center and Grass Valley Medical Clinic (Coming September 2010 on the corner of 192nd & 20th in Vancouver)
We see it along with his lie about his wife being a doctor in the Vancouver Business Journal:
We see it on his Facebook page, where he also continues to lie about having an AA:
But you know where we don't see it?
Anywhere in the state records.
So, I look up "Jon Russell" and "Columbia Gorge Medical Center" in the State Licensing Data Base and you know what I get?
You might be wondering what, exactly, is "Northern Concepts, LLC?
Well, that was the company name he used to get paid almost $10,000 from the Port of Vancouver to dry and jack our taxes up to the stratosphere.
According to the PDC, From the “Citizens for a Strong Economy Pac” (The Port’s Levy PAC) in the recent election debacle.
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NW CONCEPTS||6/5/2007||$2,800.00||VANCOUVER||WA||98671||CONSULTING FEES|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NW CONCEPTS||7/1/2007||$2,800.00||VANCOUVER||WA||98671||CONSULTING FEESL|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NW CONCEPTS||7/1/2007||$500.00||VANCOUVER||WA||98671||CONTRACT LABOR FOR DATA ENTRY|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NORTHERN CONCEPTS INC.||7/31/2007||$3,406.62||WASHOUGAL||WA||98671||CONSULTING -|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NORTHERN CONCEPTS INC.||8/20/2007||$1,489.00||WASHOUGAL||WA||98671||THE COLUMBIAN|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NORTHERN CONCEPTS INC.||7/13/2007||$1,452.00||WASHOUGAL||WA||98671||CONSULTING|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NORTHERN CONCEPTS INC.||9/22/2007||$80.54||WASHOUGAL||WA||98671||SUPPLIES|
|Report||CIT FOR A STRONG ECONOMY PAC||NORTHERN CONCEPTS INC.||8/20/2007||$6.97||WASHOUGAL||WA||98671||SALES TAX THAT WASN'T PAID|
How do I know he’s “Northern Concepts” and “NW Concepts?”
Jon RussellNW Concepts?
Russell, 31, was appointed to serve on council in September 2006, after Mary Bosley resigned for health reasons.He owns Northern Concepts, LLC, in Washougal.
1431 D St. Washougal, WA. 98671
That’s reported under a non-existent address in Vancouver, purely an oversight, I’m sure.
1431 D St. VANCOUVER, WA 98671
It’s probably safe to say that it isn’t “Vancouver,” it’s Washougal.
So, what we have here is a history of something less than stellar campaigning… and something less then fiscal conservatism. In fact, the IDD Levy, had it been successful, would have cost the taxpayers of the Port District millions.
So, we have a candidate here that, by his own actions, puts the TAX in TAX AND SPENDER.
Taking it a step further, we look for incorporation papers at the Secretary of State's Office.
Corporations Division - Registration Data Search
Neither the State of Washington nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Washington warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information in the Public Access System and shall not be liable for any losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, portions may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity who relies on information obtained from the System does so at his or her own risk.
|State Of Incorporation||WA|
|Date of Incorporation||07/14/2006|
|Registered Agent Information|
|Agent Name||SARAH RUSSELL|
|Address||1431 D ST|
|Special Address Information|
|Member||RUSSELL , SARAH|
WASHOUGAL , WA
|Manager||SCHLAUCH , DEANA|
WASHOUGAL , WA
So, what's it all mean?
I've got to tell you... I don't really know.
But isn't it the tiniest bit bizarre that the name of an owner isn't also listed as a "governing person" or at least a "Registered Agent?"
Seems weird to me. And I bet he's got a darned good reason to have disappeared from the paper work.
I just can't think of one off hand.